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19 October 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

28 September 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

28 July 2021
Forms,
Guides,

Includes Aged Care Quality Standards Self-Assessment Tool Template (available in DOCX and XLSX), as well as Guidance on Self-Assessment.

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Cover Image of Aged Care Quality Standards Self-Assessment Tool

1 July 2021
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.

Screenshot of SIRS Readiness Checklist document

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

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.

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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

11 July 2019
Brochure,
Guides,

Open disclosure is the open discussion that an aged care provider has with people receiving aged care services when something goes wrong that has harmed or had the potential to cause harm to a person receiving aged care service. With more than 1.3 million people receiving care in Australia, this is a crucial activity for providers to support continuous improvement within their service.

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