(1) In these Regulations—
“the 2001 Act” means the Health and Social Care Act 2001;
“the Act” means the National Assistance Act 1948;
“the Assessment Regulations” means the National Assistance (Assessment of Resources) Regulations 1992;
“the Directions” means the National Assistance Act 1948 (Choice of Accommodation) Directions 1992;
“lower capital limit” means the lower of the two capital amounts specified in regulation 28 of the Assessment Regulations;
“preferred accommodation” means Part 3 accommodation at the place of the resident's choice within England and Wales as indicated by the resident, in accordance with paragraph 2 of the Directions;
“relevant liable relative” means a person who is liable under section 42 of the Act to maintain the resident and is making maintenance contributions;
“relevant preferred accommodation” means preferred accommodation which meets the conditions in paragraph 3(a), (c) and (d) of the Directions, but where the cost of providing the resident with that preferred accommodation would require the local authority to pay more than that authority would usually expect to pay in order to provide Part 3 accommodation suitable for a person with the assessed needs of that resident;
“relevant resident” means a resident—
(a) to whom paragraph 1A of Schedule 4 to the Assessment Regulations (the twelve week property disregard) applies; or
(b) who has entered into, or agreed to enter into, a deferred payment agreement with the local authority, as provided for in section 55 of the 2001 Act; and
“resident” means a person whom the local authority has assessed under section 47 of the National Health Service and Community Care Act 1990 as needing accommodation pursuant to section 21 of the Act (whether or not that person has become a resident in such accommodation).
(2) In these Regulations, unless the context otherwise requires, a reference—
(a) to a numbered regulation is to the regulation in these Regulations bearing that number; and
(b) in a regulation to a numbered paragraph is to the paragraph in that regulation bearing that number.
Specified date: 24 October 2001: see reg 1(1).