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Health and Social Care Act 2008

Registration procedure

Section 32: Appeals to the Tribunal

170.Section 32 provides for an appeal against a decision by the Commission under Chapter 2 (excluding decisions to give warning notices). It also allows for an appeal against an order made by a justice of the peace under section 30. A person can appeal within 28 days from the date of the service of notice of the decision or order.

171.The appeal is to the Tribunal established under section 9 of the Protection of Children Act 1999, the Care Standards Tribunal, which currently hears appeals relating to registration under Part 2 of the Care Standards Act 2000. Subsections (3) to (6) provide for the Tribunal's powers in considering an appeal. The Tribunal may confirm or overturn a decision made by the Commission or a justice of the peace. It may also vary the length of a suspension or vary or remove any of the conditions of registration, with the exception of any ‘registered manager condition’ required by section 13(1), or add a new condition, again with the exception of a ‘registered manager condition’.

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