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Useful legislation

The legislation under which RQIA was established is The Health and Personal Social Services (Quality, Improvement and Regulation) (Northern Ireland) Order 2003.

There are a number of other pieces of legislation that govern our work, these are:

The Nursing Homes Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2005

The Residential Care Homes Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2005

The Children's Homes Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2005

The Nursing Agencies Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2005

The Independent Health Care Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2005

The Day Care Setting Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2007

The Residential Family Centres Regulations (Northern_Ireland) 2007

The Domiciliary Care Agencies Regulations (Northern_Ireland) 2007

The Adult Placement Agencies Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2007

The Voluntary Adoption Agencies Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2010

The Regulation and Improvement Authority (Registration) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2005

The Regulation and Quality Improvement Authority (Registration)(Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2010

The Regulation and Improvement Authority (Fees and Frequency of Inspections) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2005

The Regulation and Improvement Authority (Fees and Frequency of Inspections)(Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2006

The Regulation and Improvement Authority (Fees and Frequency of Inspections)(Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2007

The Regulation and Quality Improvement Authority (Fees and Frequency of Inspections)(Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2010

The Regulation and Improvement Authority (Appointments and Procedure) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2004

The Protection of Children and Vulnerable Adults (Northern_Ireland) Order 2003

The Children Order (Northern Ireland) 1995

The Children (Leaving Care) Act (Northern Ireland) 2002

The Regulation and Improvement Authority (Registration)(Amendment) Regulations(Northern Ireland) 2007

The Mental Health (Northern_Ireland) Order 1986

The Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups (Northern Ireland) Order 2007

Health and Social Care (Reform) Act (Northern_Ireland) 2009

The Ionising Radiation (Medical Exposure) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2000

The Ionising Radiation (Medical Exposure)(Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2010

The Care Tribunal Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2005

The Care Tribunal Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2006

The Care Tribunal Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2008

The Health and Safety (Sharp Instruments in Healthcare) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2013

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