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1 March 2022
Regulatory Bulletins,

RB 2021-13 From 1 July 2021, approved providers have updated and specific responsibilities under the Aged Care Act 1997 (the Aged Care Act) and the Quality of Care Principles 2014 (the Principles) relating to the use of any restrictive practice in residential aged care and short-term restorative care in a residential care setting.

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28 January 2022

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

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17 January 2022
Fact sheet,

This provider fact sheet explains their responsibilities regarding the management of new consumers who require restrictive practices or have started them before entering the service.

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22 December 2021

This guidance provides information for providers on the problem solving model supports the key elements of an effective incident management system.

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29 October 2021

The Commission has developed a package of resources to help consumers understand the new restrictive practices requirements.

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22 September 2021
Fact sheet,

This fact sheet provides information for residential aged care providers on behaviour support plans for each consumer who requires it, as part of their care.

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31 August 2021

We hosted a webinar on 23 August 2021 which covered the behaviour support planning requirements under the restrictive practices legislation.

Restrictive practices - behaviour support planning webinar 23 August 2021

24 August 2021

We hosted the a webinar on 13 July 2021 to discuss the changes to legislation surrounding restrictive practices in aged care.

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23 August 2021
Fact sheet,

This fact sheet provides an overview of the use of restrictive practices in aged care.

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23 August 2021
Fact sheet,

This fact sheet provides information about consent for medication in aged care.

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23 August 2021
Fact sheet,

This fact sheet covers the frequently asked questions about consent in aged care.

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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.

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16 July 2021

This storyboard and explainer are intended to be a conversation starter in your service about what constitutes restraint, its impact, and ways you can minimise its use.

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13 July 2021
Fact sheet,

This fact sheet provides a summary of the key legislative changes from 1 July 2021 for providers under the Aged Care Act 1997 and the Quality of Care Principles 2014.

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1 July 2021

The Storyboards and User Guides for this series are combined into one resource. To support the aged care sector, the Commission has developed a range of storyboards that are designed to illustrate key behaviours and priority issues. The storyboards are particularly helpful in supporting people whose English or literacy levels may be a barrier when it comes to accessing content and are relevant to all providers and consumers, their families and representatives across the aged care sector.

'Minimising Restraint in Home Services' storyboard and user guide

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11 May 2020

The Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission is helping providers to understand issues and their responsibilities around minimising the use of chemical and physical restraint. This includes ensuring that providers are appropriately documenting each instance of use.

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