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9 November 2022
Forms,

Complete this form if the Commission requires you to give a final report that includes specified further information about a Priority 1 reportable incident under subsection 95E(1) of the Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission Rules 2018.

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28 October 2022
Guides,

This checklist details incident management systems requirements. 

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24 October 2022
Letters,

On Monday 24 October 2022, the Aged Care Quality and Safety Commissioner, Ms Janet Anderson, PSM, sent a letter to providers regarding adverse weather events. 

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20 October 2022
Fact sheet,

The Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission’s job is to protect the rights and interests of people who use Commonwealth-funded aged care services.

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20 October 2022
Fact sheet,

The resources on this page provide information on supporting partnerships in care. It will assist aged care providers work with partners in care and establish new partnerships.

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17 October 2022
Letters,

On Tuesday 20 September, the Aged Care Quality and Safety Commissioner, Ms Janet Anderson, PSM, sent a letter to CEOs and Chairs of approved providers regarding the Governing for Reform in Aged Care Program. 

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14 October 2022
Letters,

On Wednesday 31 August, the Aged Care Quality and Safety Commissioner, Ms Janet Anderson, PSM, sent a letter to consumers regarding the national aged care reforms. 

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14 October 2022
Fact sheet,

On 27 July 2022, the Minister for Aged Care, the Hon Anika Wells MP announced that the Federal Government would expedite a capability review of the Commission, as recommended by the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety.

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7 October 2022
Fact sheet,

This provider fact sheet helps ensure services are doing everything possible to prevent, prepare for and reduce the impact of a COVID-19 outbreak. It features links to key resources available from the Commission, the Australian Government Department of Health and Aged Care and peak bodies.

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7 October 2022
Fact sheet,

This fact sheet includes suggested questions you can ask your provider about how prepared they are for a COVID-19 outbreak. It also includes links to a range of resources to help you feel safe, informed and connected.

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7 October 2022
Fact sheet,

This fact sheet includes suggested questions you can ask your residential aged care provider about their readiness for a COVID-19 outbreak. It features links to key resources available from the Commission, the Australian Government Department of Health and Aged Care and peak bodies.

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7 October 2022
Fact sheet,

This fact sheet provides updated information for providers of aged care on effective infection prevention and control capability. This is critical to the safe, effective delivery of personal and clinical care in aged care. This is particularly the case during the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic.

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7 October 2022
Fact sheet,

A fact sheet for aged care residents, their families and representatives on your rights relating to COVID-19 restrictions in residential aged care.

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7 October 2022
Fact sheet,

This fact sheet outlines the financial and prudential reporting responsibilities for approved providers.

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6 October 2022
Fact sheet,

This fact sheet provides an overview of the aged care reforms.

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6 October 2022
Fact sheet,

This fact sheet provides an overview of key aged care reforms from a regulatory perspective to assist you in preparing your service to meet new obligations.

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5 October 2022
Regulatory Bulletins,

RB 2021-12 This Regulatory Bulletin outlines how an approved provider can apply for reconsideration of a reviewable decision under Part 8B of the Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission Act 2018 and Part 7 of the Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission Rules 2018.

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3 October 2022
Guides,

This publication is designed to assist providers of aged care services to conduct investigations into serious incidents.

The guidance promotes best practice approaches associated with conducting an investigation and outlines steps to take when responding to actual, alleged and suspected incidents.

 

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3 October 2022
Guides,

These guidelines describe provider responsibilities in relation to the SIRS, including requirements relating to incident management and making a notification to the Commission.

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3 October 2022
Fact sheet,

This Serious Incident Response Scheme (SIRS) fact sheet covers the reporting of incidents relating to inappropriate use of restrictive practices. The fact sheet has been developed for providers of residential care and flexible care in a residential aged care setting.

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