Issue No. 2019-3. This Regulatory Bulletin outlines the Commission's policy regarding provider requests to exclude specific dates for an unannounced activity and includes criteria to guide approved providers when determining those dates.
A new meaning of Commonwealth-funded aged care service has been added to the Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission Act 2018 (the Act) to more appropriately capture specific programs that are grant based.
The changes surrounding consent to access apply to every form of a visit to the premises of a service, whether for the purposes of re-accreditation, a quality review, a review audit or an assessment contact.
Review audit processes have been changed to align more closely to site audit arrangements and requirements. This will assist approved providers by having consistency of regulatory process for residential services.
Transitional provisions allow the Commissioner to continue with regulatory activities that had started prior to commencement of the Rules. The Commissioner may make any arrangements as are necessary for the purposes of completing the activities.