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1 July 2022
Guides,

This guide is intended to assist organisations and their key personnel to complete an application for approval to provide aged care.

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16 June 2022
Brochure,
Guides,

Open disclosure is the open discussion that an aged care provider has with people receiving aged care services when something goes wrong that has harmed or had the potential to cause harm to a person receiving aged care service. With more than 1.3 million people receiving care in Australia, this is a crucial activity for providers to support continuous improvement within their service.

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8 April 2022
Forms,

For more information see our Re-consideration and review of decisions page.

application for reconsideration

16 March 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.

First page of RB 2021-12 Reconsideration of reviewable decisions

28 January 2022
Forms,
Guides,

This provider template is for recording information for consumers receiving psychotropic medications.

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7 January 2022
Report,

This report describes the key themes and findings from online surveys of aged care consumers and aged care providers, regarding best practice models for engagement between consumers and providers.

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7 January 2022
Guides,

This literature review examines published peer-reviewed articles and a broader set of literature to gain an understanding of existing models of co-design that have been successfully applied in a range of sectors both in Australia and internationally, which could be applied in the Australian aged care sector.

To inform this piece of work, we have undertaken a literature review of co-design and consumer engagement.

Consumer engagement in aged care - Literature review cover pic

7 January 2022
Guides,

This resource was designed to support aged care providers to partner and engage with consumers to drive the delivery of consumer-centred care.

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16 November 2021
Forms,
Guides,

Includes Aged Care Quality Standards Self-Assessment Tool Template (available in DOCX and XLSX), as well as Guidance on Self-Assessment.

This resource is not available to order.

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11 November 2021
Regulatory Bulletins,

RB 2021-14 This Regulatory Bulletin outlines the Commission’s regulatory approach where there is a transfer in ownership of a residential aged care service from one approved provider to another.

Cover image - RB 2021-14 Change in service ownership

30 August 2021
Fact sheet,

Part of a fact sheet series related to Key changes under the new Commission Act and Rules

As part of the application for accreditation and re-accreditation, applicants must include ‘any other information or documents specified by the Commissioner’. This replaces the previous requirement for submission of self-assessment information. The new requirement covers self-assessment material as well as any other information or documents specified by the Commissioner.

Request for specified information key changes fact sheet image

30 August 2021
Fact sheet,

Part of a fact sheet series related to Key changes under the new Commission Act and Rules

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30 August 2021
Fact sheet,

Key changes to accreditation and re-accreditation under the new Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission Act 2018 and Rules.

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23 August 2021
Fact sheet,

These scenarios cover a range of examples to help providers understand issues around the use of restrictive practices. They are intended to be illustrative only, and should not be relied upon as authority.

Cover of the Restrictive practices scenarios booklet

23 August 2021
Regulatory Bulletins,

RB 2019-05 This Regulatory Bulletin outlines the assessment methodology used by quality assessors when undertaking performance assessments under the Aged Care Quality Standards. It describes the Commission’s systematic approach to assessment of provider performance as a key element of its regulatory practice.

Cover image of the Commission's regulatory bulletin issue 2019-5

16 August 2021
Fact sheet,

Transitional provisions allow the Commissioner to continue with regulatory activities that had started prior to commencement of the rules. This includes applications for re-accreditation, quality reviews and monitoring processes.

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16 August 2021
Fact sheet,

Part of a fact sheet series related to Key changes under the new Commission Act and Rules

Review audit processes were changed from 1 January 2019 to align more closely to site audit arrangements and requirements. This assists approved providers by having consistency of regulatory process for residential services. From 1 July 2019 review audits are conducted to assess a provider’s performance against the Aged Care Quality Standards (Quality Standards).

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16 August 2021
Fact sheet,

Part of a fact sheet series related to Key changes under the new Commission Act and Rules

A new meaning of Commonwealth-funded aged care service was included in the Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission Act 2018 (Commission Act) to more appropriately capture specific programs that are grant-based. This commenced on 1 January 2019.

Commonwealth Home Support Programme key changes fact sheet image

16 August 2021
Fact sheet,

Key changes to assessment contacts under the new Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission Act 2018 and Rules.

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