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The Health and Social Care Act 2001 (Commencement No. 1) (Wales) Order 2001

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1.—(1) This Order may be cited as the Health and Social Care Act 2001 (Commencement No. 1) (Wales) Order 2001.

(2) In this Order —

“the 1948 Act” means the National Assistance Act 1948(1);

“the 2001 Act” means the Health and Social Care Act 2001; and

“the standard rate” has the same meaning as in section 22(2) of the 1948 Act(2).

(3) This Order applies to Wales only.

Appointed day in respect of section 49 of the 2001 Act

2.—(1) 3rd December 2001 is the day appointed for the coming into force of section 49 of the 2001 Act in so far as it relates to any person —

(a)who is provided with accommodation by a local authority under section 21(1)(3) of the 1948 Act (duties of local authorities to provide accommodation), and

(b)who, if the authority were also to provide the nursing care in connection with that accommodation, would be liable to make a payment under section 22(4) (charges to be made for accommodation) or section 26(5) of the 1948 Act either at the standard rate or at a lower rate which is not less than the standard rate minus £100.

(2) Notwithstanding that a person ceases to satisfy sub-paragraph (b) of paragraph (1) above, section 49 of the 2001 Act shall continue to apply to the person.

Appointed day in respect of section 50 of the 2001 Act

3.  19th December 2001 is the appointed day for the coming into force of subsections (2) to (10) of section 50 of the 2001 Act.

Signed on behalf of the National Assembly for Wales under section 66(1) of the Government of Wales Act 1998(6)

John Marek

The Deputy Presiding Officer of the National Assembly

28th November 2001

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