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Guidelines for the licensing of residential and day care facilities for people with mental and/or intellectual disabilities

1 Jun 2017 - 15:45
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The Guidelines for the licensing of residential and day care facilities for people with mental and/or intellectual disabilities have been published by the Department of Health for comment. "Previously, licensing procedures have been determined by Provinces, based on their interpretation of relevant legislation. This guideline serves to provide norms and standards for the licensing and monitoring of licenses issued to residential and day care facilities and/or services for mental health care users.

The organs of State, the health establishments under the auspices of the State, nonprofit organisations, volunteer or consumer groups, profit making organisations, individuals registered with a relevant health or social service statutory council or registered training institutions may be licensed to provide for programmes and facilities for community care, treatment and rehabilitation."