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Registered Homes Act 1984

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23Registration of nursing homes and mental nursing homes

(1)Any person who carries on a nursing home or a mental nursing home without being registered under this Part of this Act in respect of that home shall be guilty of an offence.

(2)Registration under this Part of this Act does not affect any requirement to register under Part I of this Act.

(3)An application for registration under this Part of this Act—

(a)shall be made to the Secretary of State;

(b)shall be accompanied by a fee of such amount as the Secretary of State may by regulations prescribe ;

(c)in the case of a mental nursing home, shall specify whether or not it is proposed to receive in the home patients who are liable to be detained under the provisions of the Mental Health Act 1983.

(4)Subject to section 25 below, the Secretary of State shall, on receiving an application under subsection (3) above, register the applicant in respect of the home named in the application, and shall issue to the applicant a certificate of registration.

(5)Where a person is registered in pursuance of an application stating that it is proposed to receive in the home such patients as are described in subsection (3)(c) above—

(a)that fact shall be specified in the certificate of registration ; and

(b)the particulars of the registration shall be entered by the Secretary of State in a separate part of the register.

(6)The certificate of registration issued under this Part of this Act in respect of any nursing home or mental nursing home shall be kept affixed in a conspicuous place in the home, and if default is made in complying with this subsection, the person carrying on the home shall be guilty of an offence.

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