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The Registered Homes (Northern Ireland) Order 1992

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Regulations as to conduct of residential care homes and nursing homes

28.—(1) The Department may make regulations as to the conduct of residential care homes and nursing homes, and in particular—

(a)as to the facilities and services to be provided in such homes;

(b)as to the numbers and qualifications of staff to be employed in such homes;

(c)as to the numbers of suitably qualified and competent staff to be on duty in such homes;

(d)as to the records to be kept and notices to be given in respect of persons received into such homes;

(e)as to the information to be supplied to such persons concerning the manner in which any complaint is to be made;

(f)as to the notification of events occurring in such homes;

(g)as to the giving of notice by a person of a description specified in the regulations of periods during which any person of a description so specified proposes to be absent from a home;

(h)as to the information to be supplied in such a notice;

(i)as to the information to be supplied on an application for registration.

(2) Regulations under this Article may provide that—

(a)a contravention of any specified provision of the regulations shall be an offence against the regulations; and

(b)a person guilty of any such offence shall be liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding level 4 on the standard scale.

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