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Amendment of regulation 2 of the principal Regulations

2.—(1) In regulation 2(1) of the principal Regulations (interpretation)—

(a)in the definition of “less dependent resident”—

(b)for the definition of “resident” there shall be substituted the following definitions—

“prospective resident” means a person for whom accommodation is proposed to be provided under Part III of the Act(1);

“resident” means a person who is provided with accommodation under Part III of the Act or is a prospective resident;.

(2) At the end of regulation 2 of the principal Regulations there shall be added the following paragraph—

(4) In these Regulations, unless the context otherwise requires, any reference to a resident’s accommodation, or to accommodation provided for a resident, shall be construed in the case of a resident who is a prospective resident as a reference to accommodation which is proposed to be provided for him under Part III of the Act..

(1)

1948 c. 29; see regulation 2(1) of S.I. 1992/2977 for definition of “the Act”. As respects Scotland, see section 65(f) of the Act, as amended by paragraph 5(9) of Schedule 9 to the National Health Service and Community Care Act 1990, and section 87(3) of the Social Work (Scotland) Act 1968.