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Registered Homes Act 1984

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55Interpretation-general

In this Act—

  • "local social services authority" means a council which is a local authority for the purposes of the Local Authority Social Services Act 1970 ;

  • " maternity home " has the meaning given by section 21 above;

  • " mental disorder " means mental illness, arrested or incomplete development of mind, psychopathic disorder, and any other disorder or disability of mind ;

  • " mental nursing home " has the meaning given by section 22 above;

  • " nursing home " has the meaning given by section 21 above ;

  • " psychopathic disorder " means a persistent disorder or disability of mind (whether or not including significant impairment of intelligence) which results in abnormally aggressive or seriously irresponsible conduct on the part of the person concerned ;

  • " the standard scale " means the standard scale as defined in section 75 of the Criminal Justice Act 1982 ; and

  • " the statutory maximum " means the statutory maximum as defined in section 74 of that Act.

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