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The Day Care Setting Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2007

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Care and welfare of service users

13.—(1) The registered person shall ensure that the day care setting is conducted so as—

(a)to promote and make proper provision for the care and welfare of service users;

(b)to make proper provision for the supervision of service users.

(2) The registered person shall so far as practicable enable service users or their representatives to make decisions with respect to the care they are to receive.

(3) The registered person shall, for the purpose of providing care to service users, so far as practicable, ascertain and take into account their wishes and feelings.

(4) Subject to paragraph (5), the registered person shall make suitable arrangements where necessary for the handling, safe keeping, safe administration and disposal of medicines used in the day care setting to ensure that—

(a)any medicine which is kept in a day care setting is stored in a secure place;

(b)medicine which is prescribed is administered as prescribed to the service user for whom it is prescribed, and to no other service user; and

(c)a written record is kept of the administration of any medicine to a service user.

(5) Paragraph (4) does not apply to medicine which—

(a)is stored by the individual for whom it is provided in such a way that others are prevented from using it; and

(b)may be safely self-administered by that individual.

(6) In this regulation, “prescribed” means—

(a)ordered for a service user for provision to him under Part VI of the Health and Personal Social Services (Northern Ireland) Order 1972(1); or

(b)prescribed for a service user under Section 58 of the Medicines Act 1968(2).

(7) The registered person shall make suitable arrangements to minimise the risk of infection and toxic conditions and the spread of infection in the day care setting.

(8) The registered person shall make suitable arrangements to ensure that the day care setting is conducted—

(a)in a manner which respects the privacy and dignity of service users;

(b)with due regard to the sex, religious persuasion, ethnic origin, and cultural and linguistic background and any disability of service users.

(9) The registered provider and registered manager (if any) shall, in relation to the conduct of the day care setting—

(a)maintain good personal and professional relationships with each other and with service users and persons employed in the day care setting; and

(b)encourage and assist persons employed in the day care setting to maintain good personal and professional relationships with each other and with service users.

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