Sight Impaired Regs

Citation, commencement and interpretation

1.—(1) These Regulations may be cited as the Care and Support (Sight-impaired and Severely Sight- impaired Adults) Regulations 2014 and come into force immediately after section 77(1) of the Care Act 2014 comes fully into force.

(2) In these Regulations “consultant ophthalmologist” means a consultant or honorary consultant appointed in the medical speciality of ophthalmology, who is employed for the purposes of providing any service as part of the health service.

 

Persons to be treated as sight-impaired or severely sight-impaired

2.—(1) For the purposes of section 77 of the Care Act 2014, a person is to be treated as being sight- impaired if the person is certified as such by a consultant ophthalmologist.

(2) For the purposes of that section, a person is to be treated as being severely sight-impaired if the person is certified as such by a consultant ophthalmologist.

 

 

EXPLANATORY NOTE

(This note is not part of the Regulations)

Section 77(1) of the Care Act 2014 sets out the requirement on local authorities to establish and maintain a register of adults who are ordinarily resident in their area and are sight-impaired or severely sight- impaired. These Regulations specify the persons who are to be treated as being sight-impaired and severely sight-impaired for the purposes of that section.

 

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