Notice of Proposal - refusal of registration
CQC must make a determination under Section 12 of the Health and Social Care Act 2008 to either grant registration or to refuse registration.
If CQC issue a Notice of Proposal to refuse registration, it must provide reasons. These may be for one or more issues relating to registration, for example, failure to establish that the proposed premises comply with fire safety requirements, that a policy is out of date or does not reflect best practices, that proposed staffing would be inadequate or that a director of the business is unsuitable by reference to the “fit and proper person” requirements.
It is essential to fully understand the reasons for refusal and what practical actions are required to address CQC’s concerns.
Following receipt of the Notice of Proposal to refuse registration, the applicant has 28 days to prepare representations in response. Such representations should address every issue raised and where relevant include evidence in support, for example, copies of new fire safety certificates or revised policies.
How we can help:
- Provide you with clear and practical advice in relation to a CQC Notice of Proposal to refuse registration.
- Advise you on your options and on the strength of your case for registration.
- Prepare persuasive and effective representations to a CQC Notice of Proposal to refuse registration.
- Advise and support you in respect of an application for registration.
- Advise you strategically, drawing on our experience of working within regulatory bodies.
- Prepare a response to a CQC “Letter of Intent” to prosecute in respect of providing a regulated service without registration.
- Guide you and work closely with you in identifying evidence to support your application.
- Bring in expert care consultants and other professionals, to assist you, as required.