The Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission has released a new fact sheet on the new Industry Code for Visiting Residential Aged Care Homes during COVID-19.
The fact sheet provides further explanation of the new Code, including how it complements the existing regulatory framework overseen by the Commission. It also explains the relationship between the Code and provider obligations under the Aged Care Act as well as how the Commission will consider the Code in its regulatory activities.
In responding to a complaint about visitor access to an identified residential aged care service, the Commission will have regard to the Charter of Aged Care Rights and the Aged Care Quality Standards, and will also give consideration to the provider’s application of the Code.
The fact sheet also provides a series of links to further information and resources from the aged care sector peak bodies.