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Care Act 2014

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80Part 1: interpretation

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(1)For the purposes of this Part, an expression in the first column of the following table is defined or otherwise explained by the provision of this Act specified in the second column.

ExpressionProvision
AbuseSection 42(3)
Accrued costsSection 15(5)
AdultSection 2(8)
Adult needing careSection 10(3)
Authority under the Mental Capacity Act 2005Subsection (3) below
Best interestsSubsection (2) below
Cap on care costsSection 15(4)
Capacity, having or lackingSubsection (2) below
Care and support planSection 25
Care accountSection 29
Carer (other than in sections 58 to 62)Section 10(3)
Carer’s assessmentSections 10(2) and 12(8) and (9)
Child’s carer’s assessmentSection 60(2)
Child’s needs assessmentSection 58(2)
Daily living costs, amount attributable toSection 15(8)
Deferred payment agreementSection 34
Direct paymentSections 31 and 32
Eligibility criteriaSection 13
Financial assessmentSection 17(5)
Financial limitSection 17(10)
Financial yearSection 126
The health serviceSection 126
Independent personal budgetSection 28
Local authoritySection 1(4)
Needs assessmentSections 9(2) and 12(8) and (9)
ParentSection 58(6)
Personal budgetSection 26
Registered care providerSection 48
Support planSection 25
Well-beingSection 1(2)
Young carerSection 63(6)
Young carer’s assessmentSection 63(2)

(2)A reference in this Part to having or lacking capacity, or to a person’s best interests, is to be interpreted in accordance with the Mental Capacity Act 2005.

(3)A reference in this Part to being authorised under the Mental Capacity Act 2005 is a reference to being authorised (whether in general or specific terms) as—

(a)a donee of a lasting power of attorney granted under that Act, or

(b)a deputy appointed by the Court of Protection under section 16(2)(b) of that Act.

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