The Health and Personal Social Services (Quality, Improvement and Regulation) (Northern Ireland) Order 2003

  1. Introductory Text

  2. PART I INTRODUCTORY

    1. 1.Title and commencement

    2. 2.Interpretation

  3. PART II NORTHERN IRELAND HEALTH AND PERSONAL SOCIAL SERVICES REGULATION AND IMPROVEMENT AUTHORITY

    1. 3.The Regulation and Improvement Authority

    2. 4.General duties in relation to provision of services

    3. 5.Advice and information about services

    4. 6.Regulations and directions

    5. 7.Annual report

  4. PART III REGULATION OF ESTABLISHMENTS AND AGENCIES

    1. Preliminary

      1. 8.Regulated establishments and agencies: general interpretation

      2. 9.Children’s homes

      3. 10.Residential care homes

      4. 11.Nursing homes

    2. Registration

      1. 12.Requirement to register

      2. 13.Applications for registration

      3. 14.Grant or refusal of registration

      4. 15.Cancellation of registration

      5. 16.Applications by registered persons

      6. 17.Regulations about registration

    3. Registration procedure

      1. 18.Notice of proposals

      2. 19.Right to make representations

      3. 20.Notice of decisions

      4. 21.Urgent procedure for cancellation etc.

      5. 22.Appeals to the Care Tribunal

    4. Regulations

      1. 23.Regulations relating to establishments and agencies

    5. Offences

      1. 24.Failure to comply with conditions

      2. 25.Contravention of regulations

      3. 26.False descriptions of establishments and agencies

      4. 27.False statements in applications

      5. 28.Failure to display certificate of registration

      6. 29.Proceedings for offences

    6. Supplementary

      1. 30.Annual returns

      2. 31.Liquidators etc.

      3. 32.Death of registered person

      4. 33.Provision of copies of register

  5. PART IV QUALITY OF HEALTH AND PERSONAL SOCIAL SERVICES

    1. 34.Duty of quality

    2. 35.Role of the Regulation and Improvement Authority

  6. PART V BOARDS AND HSS TRUSTS – ADOPTION, FOSTERING AND CHILDREN UNDER 12

    1. 36.Provision of information

    2. 37.Annual returns

  7. PART VI MISCELLANEOUS

    1. 38.Statements of minimum standards

    2. 39.Improvement notices

    3. 40.Power to require information from establishments and agencies and power of entry and inspection

    4. 41.Power to require information from inspections relating to Boards and HSS trusts, etc. and powers of entry and inspection

    5. 42.Inspections: provisions supplementary to Articles 40 and 41

    6. 43.Restrictions on disclosure of information under Article 40 or 41

    7. 44.The Care Tribunal

    8. 45.Arrangements for provision of accommodation outside Northern Ireland

    9. 46.Rules regarding courses for persons who are or wish to become social workers

    10. 47.Arrangements for provision of pharmaceutical services by pharmacists

    11. 48.Regulations, orders and directions

    12. 49.Transitional provisions and savings

    13. 50.Amendments and repeals

  8. Signature

  9. SCHEDULES:

    1. Schedule 1

      The Northern Ireland Health and Personal Social Services Regulation and Improvement Authority

    2. Schedule 2

      The Care Tribunal

    3. Schedule 3

      Transitional provisions and savings

    4. Schedule 4

      Amendments

    5. Schedule 5

      Repeals

  10. Explanatory Note