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Scottish Statutory Instruments
7th February 2012
Coming into force in accordance with regulation 1
The Scottish Ministers make the following Regulations in exercise of the powers conferred by sections 58(1) and 104(1) of the Public Services Reform (Scotland) Act 2010(1) and all other powers enabling them to do so.
In accordance with section 104(2) of that Act(2), a draft of this instrument has been laid before and approved by resolution of the Scottish Parliament.
1. These Regulations may be cited as the Public Services Reform (Social Services Inspections) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2012 and come into force on the day after the day on which they are made.
2. After regulation 3 (authorised persons: qualifications) of the Public Services Reform (Social Services Inspections) (Scotland) Regulations 2011(3), insert—
3A. (1) SCSWIS must inspect the care services listed in paragraph (3) at least once in every year.
(2) SCSWIS must not give any notice of the date or time of an inspection to such a care service.
(3) The care services referred to in paragraph (1) are—
(a)a care home service(4);
(b)a secure accommodation service(5); and
(4) “Year” in paragraph (1) means from 1st February in one calendar year to 31st January in the next.”.
NIC OLA STURGEON
A member of the Scottish Executive
St Andrew’s House,
7th February 2012
(This note is not part of the Regulations)
These Regulations amend the Public Services Reform (Social Services Inspections) (Scotland) Regulations 2011 by making provision for certain types of care services to be inspected at least once in every 12 month period and for these inspections to be unannounced.
The types of care services subject to this minimum frequency of inspection are care home services, secure accommodation services and support services by which personal care and support is provided to an individual in that individual’s own home.
2010 asp 8 (“the Act”).
Section 104(2) has been modified by paragraph 5 of schedule 3 to the Interpretation and Legislative Reform (Scotland) Act 2010 (asp 10).
“Care home service” is defined in paragraph 2 of schedule 12 to the Act.
“Secure accommodation service” is defined in paragraph 6 of schedule 12 to the Act.
“Support service” is defined in paragraph 1 of schedule 12 to the Act.
“Personal care” and “personal support” are defined in paragraph 20 of schedule 12 to the Act.
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