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F1Sch. A1 inserted (1.4.2008 for certain purposes and otherwise 1.4.2009) by Mental Health Act 2007 (c. 12), ss. 50, 56, Sch. 7; S.I. 2008/745, art. 4(a); S.I. 2009/139, art. 2(c) (with art. 3, Sch. paras. 3, 4)

182(1)The identity of the supervisory body is determined under this paragraph in cases where the relevant care home is situated in England or in Wales.E+W

(2)The supervisory body are the local authority for the area in which the relevant person is ordinarily resident.

(3)But if the relevant person is not ordinarily resident in the area of a local authority, the supervisory body are the local authority for the area in which the care home is situated.

(4)In relation to England “local authority” means—

(a)the council of a county;

(b)the council of a district for which there is no county council;

(c)the council of a London borough;

(d)the Common Council of the City of London;

(e)the Council of the Isles of Scilly.

(5)In relation to Wales “local authority” means the council of a county or county borough.

(6)If a care home is situated in the areas of two (or more) local authorities, it is to be regarded for the purposes of sub-paragraph (3) as situated in whichever of the areas the greater (or greatest) part of the care home is situated.

183(1)Subsections (5) and (6) of section 24 of the National Assistance Act 1948 (deemed place of ordinary residence) apply to any determination of where a person is ordinarily resident for the purposes of paragraph 182 as those subsections apply to such a determination for the purposes specified in those subsections.E+W

(2)In the application of section 24(6) of the 1948 Act by virtue of sub–paragraph (1), section 24(6) is to be read as if it referred to a hospital vested in a Local Health Board as well as to hospitals vested in the Secretary of State and the other bodies mentioned in section 24(6).

(3)Any question arising as to the ordinary residence of a person is to be determined by the Secretary of State or by the National Assembly for Wales.

(4)The Secretary of State and the National Assembly must make and publish arrangements for determining which cases are to be dealt with by the Secretary of State and which are to be dealt with by the National Assembly.

(5)Those arrangements may include provision for the Secretary of State and the National Assembly to agree, in relation to any question that has arisen, which of them is to deal with the case.

(6)Regulations may make provision about arrangements that are to have effect before, upon, or after the determination of any question as to the ordinary residence of a person.

(7)The regulations may, in particular, authorise or require a local authority to do any or all of the following things—

(a)to act as supervisory body even though it may wish to dispute that it is the supervisory body;

(b)to become the supervisory body in place of another local authority;

(c)to recover from another local authority expenditure incurred in exercising functions as the supervisory body.]

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