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30 June 2021
Application (app),

The Aged Care Quality Standards app supports you access the Quality Standards from your mobile device. It's free to download.

Three screenshots of the Quality Standards app - home page with Standards in a wheel, Commisson's logo and Standard 1

29 June 2021
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 June 2021
Forms,
Guides,

This self-assessment tool aims to help aged care service providers record how their use of chemical restraints is managed. It relates to consumers who are prescribed psychotropic medication(s) (particularly anti-psychotics and benzodiazepines), including for PRN (as needed) use.

Cover image of self-assessment tool for psychotropic medication use

21 June 2021
Corporate publications,

The Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission's Corporate Plan January to June 2019

Cover Image Corporate Plan Jan-Jun 2019

21 June 2021
Video,

A short video aimed at aged care providers to support them to prepare and take action to meet the new Aged Care Quality Standards.

This resource is not available to order.

Thumbnail_Preparing for the Aged Care Quality Standards 2019 Video

18 June 2021
Guides,

What are psychotropic medications? 

Psychotropic medications are ‘any drug capable of affecting the mind, emotions and behaviour'

The three main classes of psychotropics prescribed are antidepressants, anxiolytic/hypnotics (mostly benzodiazepines to manage anxiety and insomnia) and antipsychotics. Other psychotropic classes include anticonvulsants and stimulants. 

Cover image of Psychotropic medications used in Australia information for aged care

15 June 2021
Regulatory Bulletins,

RB 2020-10 This Regulatory Bulletin covers the registration requirements and process for quality assessors, including information on why registration may be cancelled by the Commission.

Regulatory Bulletin 2020-10 cover image

10 June 2021
Video,

A 30-minute Aged Care Quality Standards educational video for service providers.

This resource is not available to order.

Cover Image of Aged Care Quality Standards Educational Video

11 May 2021
Fact sheet,

A fact sheet outlining the key changes impacting providers under the new Commission Rules, relating to the Aged Care Quality Standards (Quality Standards).

Cover Image Transitional Arrangements Fact Sheet - Aged Care Quality Standards - Branded

9 April 2021
Guides,

Download the guidance material for the Aged Care Quality Standards that come into place on 1 July 2019. It includes an introduction, guidance each of the 8 Quality Standards and a glossary.

This resource is not available to order.

Cover image Standards Guidance and Resources

23 March 2021
Guides,

This booklet aims to give guidance on how to:

  • create an effective, resolution focused complaints system in aged care services and how to enhance existing processes
  • maintain compliance with Standard 6
  • encourage a positive, blame-free culture around complaints handling in aged care services by fostering an understanding of the complaints process and how it affects the people involved, and setting out the essential elements for the effective management of complaints within a service including skills, procedures and policies.
Better practice guide to complaints handling in aged care services front cover

14 December 2020
Regulatory Bulletins,

This Regulatory Bulletin outlines the Commission’s policy regarding provider requests to exclude specific dates for an unannounced activity and includes criteria to guide providers when determining those dates.

Cover Image Regulatory Bulletin PDF

4 December 2020
Regulatory Bulletins,

Regulatory Bulletin RB 2020-11 Publication of provider performance information (PDF) (540.5 KB)

RB 2020-11 This Regulatory Bulletin details the information the Commission publishes about aged care service providers' performance in relation to their responsibilities under the Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission Act 2018 (Commission Act) and the Aged Care Act 1997, or the Commonwealth funding agreement that relates to a service.

Image of RB 2020-11 Publication of provider performance information (Word) cover

17 November 2020
Fact sheet,

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

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.

consent to access premises key changes fact sheet image

2 November 2020
Fact sheet,

The Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission handles a range of complaints every day. Some of these complaint issues can be handled solely by us, while others may need to be referred to another organisation.

There are a number of organisations we refer complaint information to when required:

Referrals to other organisations fact sheet

12 October 2020
Forms,

This template is used to refer key information, feedback or concerns about care and services for Residential Aged Care Providers and Home Service Providers to the Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission.

Image of 'Referral of information to Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission template'

1 October 2020
Video,

The Older Persons Advocacy Network has produced a video - Medication: It’s your choice, to give consumers an overview of the potential side effects of some medications and their right to make informed decisions about what medications they take.

Image of OPAN video - Medication: It's your choice

25 August 2020
Forms,

In the event of an outbreak of COVID-19 at a residential service, the service’s Outbreak Management Team and key personnel at the service will be working in close co-operation with public health authorities and other parties to ensure an effective emergency response.  A key personnel template has been developed to assist providers in identifying key personnel of the service and their contact details to support this response. 

Key personnel template

31 July 2020
Forms,

Under section 9-1 of the Aged Care Act 1997 approved providers are required to notify the Aged Care Quality and Safety Commissioner of any change of circumstance that materially affects their suitability to be a provider of aged care. 

29 July 2020
Regulatory Bulletins,

RB 2019-06 This Regulatory Bulletin outlines the principles and practices that form the Commission’s framework for making decisions relating to its regulatory functions. It outlines how the Commission will ensure high quality and consistent decision-making under the Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission Act 2018 and Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission Rules 2018.

cover image regulatory bulletin 2019-6 on regulatory decision making