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The Domiciliary Care Agencies (Wales) Regulations 2004

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Amendment of the Registration of Social Care and Independent Healthcare (Fees) (Wales) Regulations 2002

34.  (1)  The Registration of Social Care and Independent Healthcare (Fees) (Wales) Regulations 2002(1) are amended in accordance with the following provisions of this regulation.

(2) In the paragraph headed “Arrangement of Regulations”, add the following at the end “15. Annual fee- domiciliary care agencies”.

(3) In regulation 2(1)(a) —

(a)in the definition of “agency”, at the end add “, or a domiciliary care agency”;

(b)at the appropriate place, insert —

“domiciliary care agency” has the same meaning as in the Act but subject to the exceptions in regulation 3(1) of the Domiciliary Care Agencies (Wales) Regulations 2004;

(c)at the appropriate place, insert —

“small domiciliary care agency” means a domiciliary care agency which arranges the provision of fewer than 200 hours of personal care per week or a domiciliary care agency which is solely an employment agency.

(4) In regulation 3, after paragraph (3C), insert —

(3D) In the case of an application for registration in respect of a small domiciliary care agency —

(a)by a person mentioned in paragraph (1)(a), the registration fee shall be £550; and

(b)by a person mentioned in paragraph (1)(b), the registration fee shall be nil..

(5) After regulation 14 (Annual fee — nurses agencies), there is to be inserted the following regulation —

Annual fee- domiciliary care agencies

15.  (1)  The annual fee in respect of a domiciliary care agency is —

(a)in the case of a small domiciliary care agency, £375; and

(b)otherwise, £750.

(2) The annual fee in respect of a domiciliary care agency is to be payable by the registered provider on the first and subsequent anniversaries of the date on which his or her certificate of registration is issued..

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