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The Domiciliary Care Agencies (Wales) Regulations 2004

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Notification of incidents

26.—(1) The registered person shall notify the appropriate office of the National Assembly if an incident described in paragraph (2) takes place and such notification shall be given within 24 hours of the registered person being informed, or otherwise becoming aware, that such an incident has taken place.

(2) The incidents are —

(a)any serious injury sustained by a service user in the agency premises or while a domiciliary care worker is attending on the service user for the purposes of the provision of personal care to him;

(b)any incident which —

(i)occurs in the agency premises or while a domiciliary care worker is attending on the service user for the purposes of the provision of personal care to him, and

(ii)is reported to, or investigated by, the police; and

(c)any allegation of misconduct by the registered person or any person who works for the purposes of the agency.

(3) Any oral notification given in accordance with this regulation shall be confirmed in writing within 48 hours.

(4) The registered person shall ensure that the persons working for the purposes of the agency are required to inform the registered person forthwith of the occurrence of any of the incidents described in paragraph (2).

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