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.
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.
Issue No. 2019-2.2. This Regulatory Bulletin covers the Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission's processes and responsibilities in relation to assessment contacts in accredited services. Available in PDF and accessible DOC.
Issue No. 2019-3.2. 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. Available in PDF and accessible DOC.