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

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4.—(1) Providers shall–

(a)make proper provision for the health and welfare of service users;

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

(c)ensure that no service user is subject to restraint unless it is the only practicable means of securing the welfare of that or any other service user and there are exceptional circumstances; and

(d)have appropriate procedures for the control of infection and the management of clinical waste.

(2) Providers of a care home service shall make such arrangements as are necessary for the provision to service users of adequate services from any health care professional.

(3) A provider of day care or child minding shall not administer, or permit any person employed in the provision of the service to administer, physical chastisement or punishment to any child who is looked after or cared for by the service.

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