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The Nursing Homes Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2005

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Assessment of patients

15.—(1) The registered person shall not provide accommodation to a patient at the nursing home unless –

(a)the needs of the patient have been assessed by a suitably qualified or suitably trained person;

(b)the registered person has obtained a copy of the assessment;

(c)there has been appropriate consultation regarding the assessment with the patient or a representative of the patient as appropriate;

(d)the registered person has confirmed in writing to the patient that having regard to the assessment the nursing home is suitable for the purpose of meeting the patient’s needs in respect of his health and welfare;

(e)the nursing home has been registered for the category of nursing appropriate to the patients needs.

(2) The registered person shall ensure that the assessment of the patient’s needs is –

(a)kept under review; and

(b)revised at any time when it is necessary to do so having regard to any change of circumstances and in any case not less than annually.

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