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19 November 2021
Regulatory Bulletins,

The Department of Health’s aged care regulatory functions have been transferred to the Aged Care Quality and Safety Commissioner from 1 January 2020, giving the Commission new powers for monitoring and enforcing compliance under the Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission Act 2018 and Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission Rules 2018.

Cover image Regulatory Bulletin PDF

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.

Cover Image of Aged Care Quality Standards Self-Assessment Tool

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

5 November 2021
Brochure,
Guides,
Presentations,

Downloadable storyboard resources to assist consumers and staff to understand the Quality Standards.

Standards Storyboards Resource image

28 October 2021
Letters,

The Commissioner wrote to approved providers on 7 December 2020 about visitor access in a COVID-normal world

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22 October 2021
Guides,

This user guide relates to the 'Clinical Pathway for older people in aged care homes: suspected urinary tract infections (UTIs)'.

Elderly man with walker and cap, a younger man has his hand on his shoulder while they walk

22 October 2021
Poster,

This provider poster is an educational tool is part of the Commission’s resource bundle to improve antibiotic use for urinary tract infections in aged care services.

Two columns: 1. urine colour chart; 2. outline of human body

22 October 2021
Poster,

This provider poster is an educational tool is part of the Commission’s resource bundle to improve antibiotic use for urinary tract infections in aged care services.

Poster with four grey rows and four icons with dipstick container, urinary tract, document and red and white prescription pills

22 October 2021
Tool,

This audit tool is part of the Commission’s resource bundle to improve antibiotic use for urinary tract infections in aged care services.

To Dip or Not To Dip audit tool two tables with multiple rows and columns

22 October 2021
Guides,

This guide is for facilitators to deliver case-based learning to improve antibiotic use for urinary tract infections in aged care services.

Elderly man with walker and cap, a younger man has his hand on his shoulder while they walk

1 October 2021
Tool,

The Serious Incident Response Scheme (SIRS) decision support tool helps you determine Priority 1 or Priority 2 reportable incidents.

Screenshot of Unreasonable use of force

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.

Cover of Behaviour support plans fact sheet with an elderly lady with pearls talking to a younger lady

8 September 2021
Fact sheet,

This fact sheet provides information on how to complete the Numbers of personnel in the service form.

Image of the first page of Numbers of personnel in the service fact sheet

7 September 2021
Guides,

This guidance provides information for providers to help them to develop and embed a best practice incident management system which enables them to respond to and manage specific incidents and near misses by assessing:

Guidance cover

6 September 2021
Webinar,

We hosted a webinar on 30 August 2021 that revisited some foundation steps providers of residential aged care can take to be ready for a COVID-19 outbreak. We also discussed the changing context of COVID in 2021.

Being ready for a COVID-19 outbreak webinar 30 August 2021

31 August 2021
Webinar,

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

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

quality review key changes fact sheet image

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.

cover image of accreditation and re-accreditation key changes fact sheet

24 August 2021
Webinar,

Under the Aged Care Quality Standards, the organisation’s governing body is accountable for the delivery of safe and quality care and services. This includes consideration of leadership, organisational culture, consumer engagement, organisation wide governance, risk management and clinical governance.

This webinar will help you to understand your regulatory and legislative obligations.

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