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The Independent Health Care Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2005

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  1. Introductory Text

  2. PART I GENERAL

    1. 1.Citation, commencement and extent

    2. 2.Interpretation

    3. 3.Exceptions to the definition of independent hospital

    4. 4.Prescribed techniques or technology

    5. 5.Meaning of independent clinic

    6. 6.Exception of undertaking from the definition of independent medical agency

    7. 7.Statement of purpose

    8. 8.Patient’s guide

    9. 9.Review of statement of purpose and patient’s guide

  3. PART II REGISTERED PERSONS

    1. 10.Fitness of registered person provider

    2. 11.Appointment of manager

    3. 12.Fitness of registered manager

    4. 13.Registered person: general requirements

    5. 14.Registered person: notification of offences

  4. PART III CONDUCT OF HEALTH CARE ESTABLISHMENTS AND AGENCIES

    1. QUALITY OF SERVICE PROVISION

      1. 15.Quality of treatment and other service provision

      2. 16.Care and welfare of patients

      3. 17.Review of quality of treatment and other services

      4. 18.Staffing

      5. 19.Fitness of workers

      6. 20.Guidance for health care professionals.

      7. 21.Records

      8. 22.Staff views as to conduct of establishment or agency

      9. 23.Complaints

      10. 24.Clinical trials and research

    2. PREMISES

      1. 25.Fitness of premises

    3. MANAGEMENT

      1. 26.Visits by registered provider

      2. 27.Financial position

    4. NOTICES TO BE GIVEN TO THE REGULATION AND IMPROVEMENT AUTHORITY

      1. 28.Notification of deaths and other events

      2. 29.Notice of absence

      3. 30.Notice of changes

      4. 31.Appointment of liquidators etc

      5. 32.Death of registered person

  5. PART IV ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS APPLYING TO INDEPENDENT HOSITALS

    1. PATHOLOGY SERVICES, RESUSCITATION AND TREATMENT OF CHILDREN IN INDEPENDENT HOSPITALS

      1. 33.Application of regulations 34 to 36

      2. 34.Pathology services

      3. 35.Resuscitation

      4. 36.Treatment of children

    2. INDEPENDENT HOSPITALS IN WHICH CERTAIN LISTED SERVICES ARE PROVIDED

      1. 37.Surgical procedures

      2. 38.Dental treatment under general anaesthesia or sedation

      3. 39.Use of certain techniques or technology

  6. PART V ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS APPLYING TO INDEPENDENT MEDICAL AGENCIES

    1. 40.Independent medical agencies

  7. PART VI MISCELLANEOUS

    1. 41.Compliance with regulations

    2. 42.Offences

  8. Signature

    1. SCHEDULE 1

      INFORMATION TO BE INCLUDED IN THE STATEMENT OF PURPOSE

      1. 1.The aims and objectives of the establishment or agency.

      2. 2.The name and address of the registered provider and of...

      3. 3.The relevant qualifications and experience of the registered provider and...

      4. 4.The number, relevant qualifications and experience of the staff working...

      5. 5.The organisational structure of the establishment or agency.

      6. 6.The kinds of treatment and any other services provided for...

      7. 7.The arrangements made for consultation with patients about the operation...

      8. 8.The arrangements made for contact between any in-patients and their...

      9. 9.The arrangements for dealing with complaints.

      10. 10.The arrangements for respecting the privacy and dignity of patients....

    2. SCHEDULE 2

      INFORMATION REQUIRED IN RESPECT OF PERSONS SEEKING TO CARRY ON, MANAGE OR WORK AT AN ESTABLISHMENT OR AGENCY

      1. 1.Positive proof of identity including a recent photograph.

      2. 2.Either – (a) where a certificate is required for a...

      3. 3.Two written references relating to the person, including a reference...

      4. 4.Where a person has previously worked in a position whose...

      5. 5.Documentary evidence of any relevant qualifications or accredited training.

      6. 6.A full employment history, together with a satisfactory written explanation...

      7. 7.Where he is a health care professional, details of his...

      8. 8.Details of any criminal offences – (a) of which the...

      9. 9.Confirmation that he is physically and mentally fit to fulfil...

      10. 10.Details of any professional indemnity insurance.

    3. SCHEDULE 3

      1. PART I period for which medical records must be retained

      2. PART II records to be maintained for inspection

        1. 1.A register of patients, including – (a) the name, address,...

        2. 2.A register of all surgical operations performed in an establishment...

        3. 3.A register of each occasion on which a technique or...

        4. 4.A register of all mechanical and technical equipment used for...

        5. 5.A register of all events which must be notified to...

        6. 6.A register of each person employed in or for the...

        7. 7.A written record of suspected, alleged or actual incidents of...

        8. 8.A record of all documentation relating to the recruitment process....

        9. 9.A record of all training and professional development activities completed...

        10. 10.A record of the annual appraisal for each member of...

  9. Explanatory Note

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