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.
The application for re-accreditation will no longer require an approved provider to consent in advance to an assessment team accessing service premises. Consent to enter is now requested when a team arrives at the service.
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.