Health and Social Care Act 2008

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The Health and Social Care Act 2008[1]
Long title An Act to establish and make provision in connection with a Care Quality Commission; to make provision about health care (including provision about the National Health Service) and about social care; to make provision about reviews and investigations under the Mental Health Act 1983; to establish and make provision in connection with an Office of the Health Professions Adjudicator and make other provision about the regulation of the health care professions; to confer power to modify the regulation of social care workers; to amend the Public Health (Control of Disease) Act 1984; to provide for the payment of a grant to women in connection with pregnancy; to amend the functions of the Health Protection Agency; and for connected purposes.
Chapter 2008 c 14
Dates
Royal Assent 21 July 2008
History of passage through Parliament
Text of statute as originally enacted
Revised text of statute as amended

The Health and Social Care Act 2008 (c 14) is an Act of the Parliament of the United Kingdom.

The Act was created on 11 March 2009 with the following regulated activities:

  • provision of health care to patients by a National Health Service trust or National Health Service Foundation trust.
  • provision of ambulance services, for transporting patients for the purpose of treatment by a National Health Service trust or an National Health Service foundation trust.
  • provision of health care to patients by a Primary Care Trust.
  • management of NHS Blood and Transplant (This includes supply of blood, supply of stem cells and bone marrow, supply of tissues for transplant or grafting and also the Donor Organs including the matching and allocation).

According to the Act:

  • Patient can be a pregnant woman, a breast feeding woman, or a woman who has just given birth.
  • Treatment includes nursing care, palliative care, a diagnostic or an investigative procedure.

The Care Quality Commission has the responsibilities to ensure service providers are providing quality care when carrying on the regulated activities.

(information about the Act citated on www.legislation.gov.uk on the Draft Statutory Instruments 2009 No XXXX National Health Service, England Social Care, England Public Health, England. The Health and Social Care Act 2008 (Regulated Activities) regulations 2009)

Section 170 - Commencement[edit]

Orders made under section 170(3)

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  1. ^ The citation of this Act by this short title is authorised by section 173 of this Act.

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