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The Regulation of Care (Requirements as to Care Services) (Scotland) Regulations 2002

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22.—(1) Where a manager proposes to be absent from the duties of manager of the care service for a continuous period of 28 days or more, the provider shall give notice to the Commission of the proposed absence.

(2) Except in the case of an emergency, the notice referred to in paragraph (1) above shall be given no later than 14 days before the proposed absence or within such shorter period as may be agreed with the Commission and the notice shall specify–

(a)the length or expected length of the proposed absence;

(b)the reason for that absence;

(c)the arrangements which have been made for the running of the care service during that absence; and

(d)the name, address and qualifications of the person who will manage the care service during that absence.

(3) Where the absence arises as a result of an emergency, the provider shall give notice of the absence within one week of its occurrence specifying the matters in sub-paragraphs (a) to (d) of paragraph (2).

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