Update on CQC registration requirements
As part of CQC's 'Next Phase of Regulation' consultation held in 2017, they proposed to revise the criteria for defining a provider that will need to be registered with CQC.
As a result of the consultation, as well as registering services at location level, CQC will begin to register entities are that are 'accountable' for care.
CQC have defined accountable entities as those that are accountable (either directly or through other legal entities or contractual arrangements) for the carrying on of regulated activities, where that direction or control has the effect of rendering the organisation accountable for the quality and safety of those activities, even where responsibility for delivering care sits with others.
CQC plan to implement the new registration requirements starting with homecare providers in 2018/2019.
CQC have confirmed the new requirements will not apply to franchisors.
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