Visits by the Public Guardian or by Court of Protection Visitors at his direction
44.—(1) This regulation applies where the Public Guardian visits, or directs a Court of Protection Visitor to visit, any person under any provision of the Act or these Regulations.
(2) The Public Guardian must notify (or make arrangements to notify) the person to be visited of—
(a)the date or dates on which it is proposed that the visit will take place;.
(b)to the extent that it is practicable to do so, any specific matters likely to be covered in the course of the visit; and.
(c)any proposal to inform any other person that the visit is to take place..
(3) Where the visit is to be carried out by a Court of Protection Visitor—
(a)the Public Guardian may—.
(i)give such directions to the Visitor, and.
(ii)provide him with such information concerning the person to be visited,.
as the Public Guardian considers necessary for the purposes of enabling the visit to take place and the Visitor to prepare any report the Public Guardian may require; and
(b)the Visitor must seek to carry out the visit and take all reasonable steps to obtain such other information as he considers necessary for the purpose of preparing a report..
(4) A Court of Protection Visitor must submit any report requested by the Public Guardian in accordance with any timetable specified by the Public Guardian.
(5) If he considers it appropriate to do so, the Public Guardian may, in relation to any person interviewed in the course of preparing a report—
(a)disclose the report to him; and.
(b)invite him to comment on it.
Mike ANN CLARKE