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49(1)The supervisory body are not required by paragraph 33 to secure that a particular kind of assessment (“the required assessment”) is carried out in relation to the relevant person if the following conditions are met.E+W

(2)The first condition is that the supervisory body have a written copy of an assessment of the relevant person (“the existing assessment”) that has already been carried out.

(3)The second condition is that the existing assessment complies with all requirements under this Schedule with which the required assessment would have to comply (if it were carried out).

(4)The third condition is that the existing assessment was carried out within the previous 12 months; but this condition need not be met if the required assessment is an age assessment.

(5)The fourth condition is that the supervisory body are satisfied that there is no reason why the existing assessment may no longer be accurate.

(6)If the required assessment is a best interests assessment, in satisfying themselves as mentioned in sub-paragraph (5), the supervisory body must take into account any information given, or submissions made, by—

(a)the relevant person's representative,

(b)any section 39C IMCA, or

(c)any section 39D IMCA.

(7)It does not matter whether the existing assessment was carried out in connection with a request for a standard authorisation or for some other purpose.

(8)If, because of this paragraph, the supervisory body are not required by paragraph 33 to secure that the required assessment is carried out, the existing assessment is to be treated for the purposes of this Schedule—

(a)as an assessment of the same kind as the required assessment, and

(b)as having been carried out under paragraph 33 in connection with the request for the standard authorisation.]

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