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Health Act 2009

Regulations about direct payments

122.New section 12B(1) gives the Secretary of State power to make regulations covering how direct payments will operate. The factors that regulations could provide for are identified in new section 12B(2) to 12B(4) and are similar to those already provided for in respect of social care direct payments.

123.The regulations could identify the groups of patients who might benefit, such as mental health patients; the health conditions for which direct payments could be made, such as those which are long term and are sufficiently predictable to allow a budget to be set; and the services that could be provided, such as nursing care (see new section 12B(2)(a)).

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