'Enhanced supervision' is a more stringent corrective measure. The Inspectorate will impose corrective measures if there is a higher-than-average risk of failure to provide responsible care, provided that risk is not so great or immediate as to preclude the health care provider taking appropriate remedial action within a reasonable period.
Depending on the exact circumstances, the Inspectorate may require the health care provider to produce an improvement plan, or it may immediately impose 'enhanced supervision'.
The inspectorate demands an improvement plan, that plan must describe all steps the health care provider intends to take in order to meet the expected standards of responsible care. The plan must also state the period in which this will be achieved. The time allowed will vary according to the level of risk faced by patients or clients.
The inspectorate will usually impose enhanced supervision if an improvement plan has yielded insufficient results or if there is little confidence that the health care provider will be able to achieve the desired results otherwise. The Inspectorate will make public its decision to impose (and revoke) enhanced supervision and will inform the relevant minister or state secretary of these measures.