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24 June 2022
Forms,

16 March 2022
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

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.

Cover image of RB 2021-13, white text with a teal background and purple ribbon

28 February 2022
Tool,

These clinical forms are part of the 'Clinical Pathway for older people in aged care homes: suspected urinary tract infections (UTIs)'.

Form with multiple tables and boxes

24 February 2022
Report,

Between November and December 2020 the Commission audited a sample of approved providers across Australia to assess their understanding of their refunding obligations and the Liquidity Standard.

Cover of Prudential campaign report

24 January 2022
Brochure,

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

Text and images of urinary tract, dipstick container and white and red prescriptions pills

24 January 2022
Regulatory Bulletins,

RB 2021-15 This Regulatory Bulletin outlines the requirements for providers to have continuous improvement systems and processes that assess, monitor, and improve the quality and safety of care and services.

For more information, visit the Regulatory Bulletin page

Cover image - RB 2021-14 Change in service ownership

22 December 2021
Guides,

This guidance gives providers practical tips when making reports about serious incidents through the My Aged Care Provider Portal.

Cover of Reporting serious incidents Using a problem solving approach to enhance effective incident management

22 December 2021
Guides,

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

Cover of Reporting serious incidents Using a problem solving approach to enhance effective incident management

22 December 2021
Letters,

On Wednesday 22 December 2021, the Aged Care Quality and Safety Commissioner, Ms Janet Anderson, PSM, sent a letter to residential approved providers on being prepared for a COVID-19 outbreak.

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22 December 2021
Fact sheet,

This fact sheet for providers summarises key learnings and observations from more than 350 COVID-19 outbreaks at residential aged care services across Australia in 2021.

cover page of 'What we learned from COVID-19 outbreaks in 2021'

20 December 2021
Presentations,

Associate Professor Juanita Breen's presentation on her review of medication-related complaints received by the Commission in 2019-20.

Introduction slide of Medication-related complaints in residential aged care, elderly lady in wheel chair being pushed by a younger lady

20 December 2021
Tool,
Presentations,

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

First slide of To Dip or Not To Dip case-based education presentation with dip stick and container with coloured squares

20 December 2021
Letters,

On Monday 20 December 2021, the Aged Care Quality and Safety Commissioner, Ms Janet Anderson, PSM, sent a letter to providers inviting them to register their interest with the new Governing for Reform in Aged Care program.

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14 December 2021
Letters,

On Wednesday 1 December 2021, the Aged Care Quality and Safety Commissioner, Ms Janet Anderson, PSM, sent a letter to residential approved providers on advanced planning and preparation for emergency events.

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15 November 2021
Guides,

This guide is intended to assist organisations and their key personnel to complete an application for approval to provide aged care.

thumbnail image of Guidance for applicants seeking approval to provide aged care document

15 November 2021
Report,

Cost Recovery Implementation Statement 2021–22 (published 15 November 2021 7:09 am)

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

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

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