This policy will see the introduction of an effective and proportionate regulatory regime.
This policy area focuses on the introduction of effective and proportionate regulation for health and care in the Bailiwick. Having established the key objectives of a regulatory regime locally, the Committee for Health & Social Care has published proposals for an independent Commission-led model which will be debated by the States' Assembly during the first quarter of 2019. The design of the proposed regulatory framework has been developed to reflect the Bailiwick's size and be proportionate to its needs. It also explores the option of working closely with Jersey to establish a pan-Island Commission and asks the States to approve the necessary legislation to give effect to this new form of regulation.
The Committee's Policy Letter is available here.
In order to protect individuals, a Capacity Law is also being drafted. This legislation will empower individuals who may lack capacity to make their own decisions where possible, to allow them to plan for the future. Where individuals lack capacity, the legislation will ensure that decisions made on their behalf respect their basic rights and freedoms. Measures are also being taken to strengthen the adult safeguarding framework and provide legislative protection for vulnerable adults.