26 June 2018
Care providers and people who use care in Jersey are being asked for their views on the new proposed fees to be paid by regulated care providers, as part of a Regulation of Care consultation launched today.
The Regulation of Care (Jersey) Law 2014 is due to come into force later this year, once the States Assembly has debated associated Regulations.
The 2014 Law provides for the introduction of a range of fees including:
- fees associated with making an initial application for registration as a provider or a manager
- annual fees for continued registration
- fees associated with applying for a variation on conditions of registration and;
- miscellaneous fees including replacement registration certificates and provision of paper copies of reports.
The consultation, launched by the States of Jersey, is asking anyone with an interest in care home fees and regulation to comment on the proposed fee structure.
Christine Blackwood, Head of Professional and Care Regulation said: "The proposed fees to be introduced under the 2014 Law are set out in the consultation document. It is envisaged that that these fees will come into effect at the point at which the 2014 law comes into force for new providers or on 1 January 2019 for providers who are currently registered."
Providers that will be regulated for the first time under the new law, will be required to pay both an initial application fee and a registration annual fee. This will include States of Jersey providers who have previously not been regulated.
Providers who are currently regulated under existing laws will be required to pay the annual fees due under the new law. Providers and managers who are already registered will not need to pay application fees.
Regulation of Care Consultation