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1.1.F.05 Faecal incontinence (CP (child))

Definition

For the purposes of CP (child), faecal incontinence means the child's ability to control his/her bowel function is sufficiently compromised to require daily personal care. This includes children who experience constipation as a consequence of medication for faecal incontinence.

Act reference: SSAct Schedule 1A clause 140 Person whose CP was cancelled on or after 1 July 2008 and before 1 July 2010, Schedule 1A clause 141 Saving-profoundly disabled child and disabled child

SSAct pre-1 July 2009 section 197(2) A child is a profoundly disabled child if …

Policy reference: SS Guide 1.1.C.146 Child with a profound disability (CP (child))

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