Section 13 Grant or refusal of registration
67.Registration will only be granted if the registration authority is satisfied that the applicant has demonstrated that they have complied or will comply with all relevant requirements. The burden of proof is with the applicant rather than the registration authority.
68.Subsection (2) provides that if the registration authority is satisfied that the applicant is complying or will comply with any requirements set out in regulations under section 22 and the requirements of any other legislation which appears to the registration authority to be relevant, it must grant the application for registration, otherwise it must refuse it. If it grants the application, it must issue a certificate of registration (subsection (4)).
69.Subsection (3) provides that the registration authority will be able to grant an application either unconditionally or subject to such conditions as it thinks fit. Conditions may be generic or specific. For example, the registration authority will be able to impose conditions on care homes specifying the categories of patients and the number of residents that may be accommodated. In some cases a specific condition may be required to take account of the circumstances in that individual home, centre, agency, private hospital or clinic. For example, there might be a condition that a particular door be kept locked to prevent confused residents from wandering directly on to a busy road.
70.Subsection (5) The registration authority may vary or remove a condition of registration at any time or impose an additional condition.