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Amendments to be debated in the House of Lords

Here you can browse the Amendments to the Care Standards Bill [H.L.] to be moved on Report in the House of Lords.

  
Clause 3
 
  
BY THE LORD RIX
 
     Page 3, line 13, leave out ("suffering from illness") and insert ("ill") 
     Page 3, line 14, leave out ("suffering from disability or infirmity") and insert ("who are disabled or infirm") 
     Page 3, line 15, leave out ("suffering from dependence") and insert ("dependent") 
  
Clause 4
 
  
BY THE LORD RIX
THE LORD CLEMENT-JONES
 
     Page 3, line 41, at end insert--
 
    ("(  )  Day Services" means any centres or other facilities for daytime training or occupation, including arrangements for supporting people using facilities generally available to members of the public, funded or provided, directly or indirectly, by a public authority for the use of persons over pension age or persons with a physical or mental disability.")
 
  
BY THE LORD CLEMENT-JONES
THE BARONESS BARKER
 
     Page 4, line 15, after ("home,") insert ("day services,") 
  
Clause 7
 
  
BY THE LORD CLEMENT-JONES
THE EARL HOWE
THE BARONESS NICHOLSON OF WINTERBOURNE
 
     Page 5, line 25, at end insert--
 
    ("(8)  Excepted services" means the provision of services referred to in subsections (7)(a) and (b).
 
    (9)  The Commission shall have the general duty of securing improvements in the quality of excepted services in independent hospitals (as defined in section 2) and shall carry out this duty through the contracting of inspections with the Commission for Health Improvement ("CHI") established by the Health Act 1999.
 
    (10)  For the purposes of subsection (9) above the Commission shall ensure that the relevant independent hospital pays the full economic costs of any inspection.
 
    (11)  The standards applied by CHI on any such inspection shall be those which it applies in any comparable inspection of a health service hospital.")
 
  
After Clause 7
 
  
BY THE LORD CLEMENT-JONES
THE BARONESS BARKER
 
     Insert the following new Clause-- 
     ("(1)  The Commission shall institute procedures by which dissatisfaction with the dealing of complaints by independent hospitals may be expressed.
 
    (2)  In the event that the Commission is satisfied that a complaint is upheld it shall be entitled to take account of such complaint in exercising any of its duties under this Act.
 
    (3)  In the event that the Commission is satisfied that a complaint has not been properly dealt with by an agency or establishment it shall refer the matter to the Health Ombudsman.")
Complaints in respect of independent hospitals.
  
Clause 12
 
  
BY THE LORD RIX
 
     Page 6, line 42, leave out ("(2)") and insert ("(1A)") 
     Page 6, line 44, at end insert--
 
    ("(1A)  The registration authority shall, before reaching a decision on any such application, seek the views of any local bodies representing the categories of person for whom the establishment or agency would provide services.")
 
  
Clause 21
 
  
BY THE LORD CLEMENT-JONES
THE BARONESS BARKER
 
     Page 12, line 24, at end insert--
    ("(  )  make provision for the establishment of independent review panels to consider complaints not satisfactorily resolved under the arrangements set out in paragraph (j) above")
 
  
After Clause 21
 
  
BY THE LORD CLEMENT-JONES
THE BARONESS BARKER
 
     Insert the following new Clause-- 
     ("  .--(1)  The Health Service Commissioners Act 1993 shall be amended as follows.
 
    (2)  In section 2, after subsection (1)(g) insert--
    (h)  independent hospitals and independent clinics as defined in the Care Standards Act 2000.".
    (3)  In section 2, after subsection (2)(d) insert--
    (e)  independent hospitals and independent clinics as defined in the Care Standards Act 2000.".
    (4)  In section 2A, at the end of subsection (1)(a) insert "or as an independent provider".
 
    (5)  In section 2A, at the end of subsection (1)(b) insert "or as an independent provider".
 
    (6)  In section 2A, at the end of subsection (2)(a) insert "or as an independent provider".
 
    (7)  In section 2A, at the end of subsection (2)(b) insert "or as an independent provider".")
Investigations by Health Service Commissioners.
  
Clause 31
 
  
BY THE LORD CLEMENT-JONES
THE BARONESS BARKER
 
     Page 16, line 11, after ("authority") insert (", hospital, independent clinic") 
  
After Clause 40
 
  
BY THE LORD WEATHERILL
 
     Insert the following new Clause-- 
     ("  .--(1)  The Secretary of State shall grant exemption from the operation of the provisions of this Part of this Act in respect of any establishment or agency which provides nursing or personal care and which he is satisfied is being, or will be, carried on or managed in accordance with the practice and principles of the body known as the Church of Christ, Scientist.
 
    (2)  It shall be a condition of any exemption granted under this section that the establishment or agency in question shall adopt and use the name of Christian Science house and the agency in question shall adopt and use the name of Christian Science visiting nurse service.
 
    (3)  An exemption granted under this section may at any time be withdrawn by the Secretary of State if it appears to him that the establishment in question is no longer being carried on or managed in accordance with the said practice and principles.")
Exemption of Christian Science houses.
  
Clause 55
 
  
BY THE LORD HUNT OF KINGS HEATH
 
     Page 24, line 1, leave out from ("is") to second ("and") and insert ("physically and mentally fit to perform the whole or part of the work of persons registered in the part of the register to which his application relates;") 
  
Schedule 1
 
  
BY THE LORD CLEMENT-JONES
THE BARONESS BARKER
 
     Page 60, line 24, at end insert ("and two of the members of each such authority shall be current users of services regulated under this Act") 
 
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