Issue No. 2019-7.1 - This Regulatory Bulletin outlines how a provider can apply for reconsideration of a regulatory decision and covers the Commission process and responsibilities relating to its reconsideration of reviewable regulatory decisions. Available in PDF and accessible DOC.
Issue No. 2019-6.1 - 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. Available in PDF and accessible DOC.
A document detailing the Commission’s approach to delivering regulatory functions under the Aged Care Quality and Safety Act 2018, in accordance with the Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission Rules 2018.
Issue No. 2019-5.1. This Regulatory Bulletin outlines the assessment methodology used by quality assessors when undertaking performance assessments under the Quality Standards. It describes the Commission's systematic approach to assessment of provider performance as a key element of its regulatory practice. Available in PDF.
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.
Transitional provisions allow the Commissioner to continue with regulatory activities that had started prior to commencement of the Rules. The Commissioner may make any arrangements as are necessary for the purposes of completing the activities. The Rules provide for processes commenced before 1 January 2019 to continue to be progressed as if the steps had been taken under the Rules. This includes applications for re-accreditation, quality reviews and monitoring processes.
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.