Section 42 Power to extend application of Part II
120.This section makes provision, through regulations, for the future registration of other services which are not covered on the face of the Act. The services concerned are those that are, or are similar to services which local authorities provide in the exercise of their social services functions, or similar to those provided by certain NHS bodies. An example of such a local authority service would be day care for adults. NHS-type services to which this provision may apply include, for example, treatment provided in private patients’ own homes through future developments in telecare and telemedicine. The extension could also be applied to agencies that supply staff who provide any of these services.