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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. It includes the approach to accreditation arrangements, management of any non‑compliance and enforcement actions or unresolved complaints, as well as publication of performance and compliance information.

For more information, visit the Regulatory Bulletin page.

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Brochure
Guides
Handbook

We partnered with the Older Persons Advocacy Network (OPAN) to develop Medication. It’s your choice to raise awareness of the issues relating to psychotropic medicines.

It can help consumers and their representatives understand and confidently perform their role as active participants in making informed decisions (including giving or refusing consent) about medication use.

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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.

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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

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Fact sheet
Guides

Serious Incident Response Scheme - Residential aged care provider readiness checklist

Residential aged care providers are encouraged to work through the Serious Incident Response Scheme (SIRS) readiness checklist.

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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:

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Guides

This guidance on the Serious Incident Response Scheme is for residential aged care providers. The Scheme comes into effect on 1 April.

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Guides

Practical guidance to support COVID-19 outbreak management planning and preparation in residential aged care facilities

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Brochure
Guides

This storyboard and explainer are intended to be a conversation starter in your service about what constitutes restraint, its impact, and ways you can minimise its use.

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Brochure
Guides

To support the aged care sector during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Commission is developing a range of new storyboards that are designed to illustrate key behaviours and priority issues.

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Guides
Language resources

These translated guides will help you understand what to expect if someone has COVID-19 in your residential aged care service, including that a number of changes will take place. These changes will be made very quickly. You might be anxious when these changes take place but the aim is to keep you safe.

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Guides

COVID-19 is an infection that can be more serious for some older people. We have developed a range of resources to help consumers understand their options on staying safe, keeping in touch with loved ones and keeping fit and active.

These translated guides provide useful information on how to stay safe in a time of COVID-19.

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Fact sheet
Guides

The advice in this resource has been prepared by the Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission’s Chief Clinical Advisor Dr Melanie Wroth, to support residential aged care services across Australia in preparing for and responding to a COVID-19 outbreak, complementing the earlier version that was for Victorian providers. The advice is informed by the Commission’s involvement in monitoring and supporting providers to identify and mitigate pandemic-related risks, including managing an outbreak in their service, and the lessons learned from these experiences.

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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.

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Fact sheet
Guides

The advice in this resource has been prepared by the Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission’s Chief Clinical Advisor Dr Melanie Wroth, to support residential aged care services in Victoria in preparing for and responding to a COVID-19 outbreak. The advice is informed by the Commission’s involvement in monitoring and supporting providers to identify and mitigate pandemic-related risks, including managing an outbreak in their service, and the lessons learned from these experiences.

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Fact sheet
Guides

Six steps for safe prescribing antipsychotics and benzodiazepines in residential aged care.

If you’re thinking of prescribing these medicines to manage the behaviours and psychological symptoms of dementia, follow these 6 steps.

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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. 

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Guides

As part of its responsibilities for protecting and enhancing the safety, health, well-being and quality of life of aged care consumers, the Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission has identified and developed a range of best practice strategies and tools for providers of aged care to engage with consumers and their representatives.

To inform this piece of work, we have undertaken a literature review of co-design and consumer engagement.

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Guides

The Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission has identified and developed a range of best practice strategies and tools for providers of aged care to engage with consumers and their representatives.

This resource recognises that placing consumers at the centre of their care is fundamental to quality care outcomes. This means significantly deepening engagement and developing a mutual partnership with consumers in all aspects of the planning, delivery and evaluation of care and services.

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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.

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