Community Care (Direct Payments) (Scotland) Regulations 2003

2003 No. 243

SOCIAL WORK

The Community Care (Direct Payments) (Scotland) Regulations 2003

Made 8th May 2003

Laid before the Scottish Parliament 12th May 2003

Coming into force 1st June 2003

The Scottish Ministers, in exercise of the powers conferred by sections 12B(1)(b), (1B), (3), (4) and (6) of the Social Work (Scotland) Act 19681and of all other powers enabling them in that behalf hereby make the following Regulations:

S-1 Citation, commencement, interpretation and extent

Citation, commencement, interpretation and extent

1.—(1) These Regulations may be cited as the Community Care (Direct Payments) (Scotland) Regulations 2003 and shall come into force on 1st June 2003.

(2) In these Regulations–

“the Act” means the Social Work (Scotland) Act 1968;

“the 1983 Act” means the Mental Health Act 19832;

“the 1984 Act” means the Mental Health (Scotland) Act 19843;

“the 1995 Act” means the Criminal Procedure (Scotland) Act 19954;

“the 1997 Regulations” means the Community Care (Direct Payments) (Scotland) Regulations 19975;

“the 2000 Act” means the Adults with Incapacity (Scotland) Act 20006;

“attorney” means a person in respect of whom a beneficiary has made a continuing power of attorney within the meaning of section 15(1) of the 2000 Act or who has become a continuing attorney by virtue of section 88(1) of, and paragraph 4 of Schedule 4 to, the 2000 Act and who has power to deal with a direct payment on behalf of the beneficiary;

“beneficiary” means a person to whom a local authority owes a duty under section 12B(1) of the Act to make a direct payment in respect of securing the provision of a service mentioned in section 12B(1)(a)(i) or (ii) of that Act;

“direct payment” means a payment under section 12B(1) of the Act;

“guardian” means a person who has become a guardian by virtue of an order made under section 58 of the 2000 Act, or by virtue of section 88(1) of, and paragraph 1 of Schedule 4 to, the 2000 Act, and who has power to deal with a direct payment on behalf of the beneficiary.

(3) These Regulations extend to Scotland only.

S-2 Description of persons specified for the purposes of section 12B(1) of the Act

Description of persons specified for the purposes of section 12B(1) of the Act

2. The description of persons specified for the purposes of subsection (1) of section 12B of the Act (persons who are not eligible for any direct payment) is–

(a) a person who does not fall within paragraph (b), of the definition of ‘persons in need' in section 94(1) of the Act (interpretation);

(b) a person who appears to a local authority to be incapable of managing a direct payment, with or without assistance;

(c) a person who, in the case of a service under section 22(1) (promotion of welfare of children in need) of the Children (Scotland) Act 19957, is–

(i) a child in need aged less than 16 years; or

(ii) entitled to such a service in respect of a child in need, otherwise than as a parent of, or person having parental responsibility for that child;

(d) a person who is a patient subject to after care under a community care order under section 35A (community care orders) of the 1984 Act8;

(e) a person who is a patient who is absent from hospital on leave under section 27 (leave of absence from hospital) of the 1984 Act9;

(f) a person who has been given a conditional discharge under section 64(2)10(right of appeal of patients subject to restriction orders) or section 6811(powers of the Scottish Ministers in respect of patients subject to restriction orders) of the 1984 Act;

(g) a person who is subject to an order of a court under sections 57(2)(a), (b), (c) or (d)12, 58(1) or 58(1) and 59 of the 1995 Act or who is required to submit to treatment for that person’s drug or alcohol dependency or mental condition by virtue of a requirement of a probation order in terms of sections 228 to 23013of the 1995 Act;

(h) a person who is subject to a drug treatment and testing order imposed under section 234B of the 1995 Act14;

(i) a person who is released on licence under section 22 of the Prisons (Scotland) Act 198915or under section 1 of the Prisoners and Criminal Proceedings (Scotland) Act 199316and in either case is subject to a condition to submit to treatment for his mental condition or for drug or alcohol dependency;

(j) a person who is released on licence under section 37(1) of the Criminal Justice Act 199117subject to a condition that he submits to treatment for his mental condition or for his drug or alcohol dependency;

(k) a person who is required to submit to treatment for his mental condition or drug or alcohol dependency by virtue of a community rehabilitation order within the meaning of section 41 of the Powers of Criminal Courts (Sentencing) Act 200018or a community punishment and rehabilitation order within the meaning of section 51 of that Act19;

(l) a person subject to a drug treatment and testing order imposed under section 52 of the Powers of Criminal Courts (Sentencing) Act 2000;

(m) a person who is absent from hospital with leave given in accordance with section 17 (leave of absence from hospital) of the 1983 Act;

(n) a person who is subject to after care under supervision (which expressions shall be construed in accordance with section 25A (application for supervision) of the 1983 Act20);

(o) a person in respect of whom there is in force a condition imposed in accordance with section 42(2) (powers of Secretary of State in respect of patients subject to restriction orders) or 73(4) (power to discharge restricted patients) (including such a condition which has been varied in accordance with section 73(5) or 75(3)) of the 1983 Act21; or

(p) a person in respect of whom there is in force a supervision and treatment order within the meaning given by Part I of Schedule 2 to the Criminal Procedure (Insanity and Unfitness to Plead) Act 199122.

S-3 Categories of persons specified for the purposes of section 12B(1) of the Act

Categories of persons specified for the purposes of section 12B(1) of the Act

3.—(1) Subject to paragraph (2) below the categories of persons specified for the purposes of section 12B(1) (persons who may give consent) of the 1968 Act are–

(a)

(a) persons having parental responsibility for a beneficiary who has not attained the age of 18 years and who is owed a duty by a local authority under subsection (1) of section 12B;

(b)

(b) an attorney;

(c)

(c) a guardian.

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