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Amendments to the Community Care (Delayed Discharges etc.) Bill

Community Care (Delayed Discharges etc.) Bill


AMENDMENTS
TO BE MOVED
IN COMMITTEE


 

Clause 1

 

THE BARONESS BARKER
THE LORD CLEMENT-JONES

Page 1, line 5, at end insert—
 ""delayed discharge" means a delay in transfer occurring when—
(a)  the patient is eligible for discharge from a general and acute hospital bed to another care setting, subject to a single assessment process; and
(b)  a multi-disciplinary team decision has been made that the patient is ready for, and safe to, discharge or transfer to another care setting, but the patient is still occupying such a bed;
 "eligible for discharge" means judged fit for discharge in accordance with—
(a)  a clinical recommendation; and
(b)  discharge procedures adopted by NHS Trusts in accordance with guidance issued by the Secretary of State or the Assembly;"
Page 1, line 15, at end insert "other than mental health service users"
 

Clause 2

 

THE BARONESS BARKER
THE LORD CLEMENT-JONES

Page 2, line 22, at end insert—
"(   )  the days of the week and public holidays on which such notices may or may not be given."
 

Clause 3

 

THE BARONESS BARKER
THE LORD CLEMENT-JONES

Page 3, line 32, at end insert—
"(   )  the form of a written discharge plan;"
Page 3, line 45, at end insert—
"(   )  Section 60 of the Health and Social Care Act 2001 (c. 15) (control of patient information) shall not apply to personal data collected for the purposes of assessments and consultations carried out under this section."
 

Clause 4

 

THE BARONESS BARKER
THE LORD CLEMENT-JONES

Page 4, leave out lines 17 to 23 and insert "it has not been possible to discharge the patient because, and only because, either the responsible NHS body or responsible local authority have been unable to make available a relevant health and community care service as agreed in the aftercare plan; then the NHS body or authority responsible for the delay shall make a payment of the amount prescribed in regulations for each day of the delayed discharge period.
(   )  Where a patient discharged is then re-admitted within fourteen days of the prescribed period, and it can be shown—
(a)  that the assessment of the patient's needs should have indicated that it would not be safe to discharge him, notwithstanding the availability of community care services under section 3(3)(b), or
(b)  that the NHS body failed to withdraw the notice under section 3(7),
  the responsible NHS body must make a payment of an amount prescribed in regulations for each day of the additional stay in hospital beyond the delayed discharge period."
Page 5, line 11, leave out subsection (9) and insert—
"(   )  Any payment which a relevant NHS body or relevant social services authority is required to make under this section shall be made to a fund—to be known as the "discharge aftercare fund"—which shall be held and jointly administered by the Primary Care Trusts and relevant social services authority in each area.
"(   )  Expenditure from the discharge aftercare fund shall be agreed jointly by the Primary Care Trusts and social services authority in each area."
 

Clause 12

 

THE BARONESS BARKER
THE LORD CLEMENT-JONES

Page 8, line 9, after "charge" insert "and in which equipment that is community equipment as defined in the Guide to Integrating Community Equipment Services is to be provided free of charge"

 
 
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5 February 2003