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The Social Care Wales (Constitution of Panels: Prescribed Persons) Regulations 2016

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1.—(1) The title of these Regulations is the Social Care Wales (Constitution of Panels: Prescribed Persons) Regulations 2016.

(2) These Regulations come into force on 3 April 2017.

(3) These Regulations apply in relation to Wales.

Interpretation

2.  In these Regulations—

“the Act” (“y Ddeddf”) means the Regulation and Inspection of Social Care (Wales) Act 2016;

“fitness to practise panels” (“paneli addasrwydd i ymarfer”) has the meaning given in section 174(1)(b) of the Act;

“interim orders panels” (“paneli gorchmynion interim”) has the meaning given in section 174(1)(c) of the Act;

“matter” (“mater”) means the subject or issue in respect of which a panel established under section 174(1) of the Act is exercising any function;

“registered person” (“person cofrestredig”) has the meaning given in section 164 of the Act;

“registration appeals panels” (“paneli apelau cofrestru”) has the meaning given in section 174(1)(a) of the Act;

“relevant body” (“corff perthnasol”) means—

(a)

the Education Workforce Council(1);

(b)

the Northern Ireland Social Care Council(2);

(c)

the Scottish Social Services Council(3);

(d)

the National College for Teaching and Leadership(4);

(e)

a body responsible for the regulation of a profession to which section 60 of the Health Act 1999(5) (regulation of health professions, social workers, other care workers etc.) applies(6);

(f)

a body outside the United Kingdom which is responsible for the regulation of activities which would, in Wales, be regulated by SCW(7).

Prescribed persons – registration appeals panels

3.  A person specified in Schedule 1 is prescribed(8) for the purposes of section 174(5)(b) of the Act to the extent that in—

(a)paragraph 1 of Schedule 1 the person may not be a member of a registration appeals panel;

(b)paragraph 2 of Schedule 1 the person may not be a member of a registration appeals panel to which an application or appeal relating to a particular matter is referred.

Prescribed persons – fitness to practise panels

4.  A person specified in Schedule 2 is prescribed for the purposes of section 174(5)(b) of the Act to the extent that in—

(a)paragraph 1 of Schedule 2 the person may not be a member of a fitness to practise panel;

(b)paragraph 2 of Schedule 2 the person may not be a member of a fitness to practise panel to which a particular matter is referred.

Prescribed persons – interim orders panels

5.  A person specified in Schedule 3 is prescribed for the purposes of section 174(5)(b) of the Act to the extent that in—

(a)paragraph 1 of Schedule 3 the person may not be a member of an interim orders panel;

(b)paragraph 2 of Schedule 3 the person may not be a member of an interim orders panel to which a particular matter is referred.

Rebecca Evans

Minister for Social Services and Public Health, under authority of the Cabinet Secretary for Health, Well-being and Sport, one of the Welsh Ministers

15 November 2016

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