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Regulatory Bulletins

This Regulatory Bulletin outlines the requirements that must be met before and during the use of restraint. It outlines how the Commission will assess the use of restraint in the context of the Aged Care Quality Standards and the Quality of Care Principles. 

snapshot of the Regulatory Bulletin - restraint

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Fact sheets

These scenarios cover a range of examples to help providers understand issues around the use of physical and chemical restraint. They are intended to be illustrative only, and should not be relied upon as authority.

Providers should be mindful of their obligations under the Quality of Care Principles 2014, and pay careful attention to the legislative requirements underpinning the use of restraint when applying those obligations to real-life situations. Further information on provider obligations can be found in this document.

Front page of scenarios document

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Regulatory Bulletins

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.

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Regulatory Bulletins

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.

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Corporate publications

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.

Cover Image ACQSC Regulatory Strategy 2019 PDF

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Regulatory Bulletins

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.

Cover image of the Commission's regulatory bulletin issue 2019-5

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Forms
Guides & Handbooks

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.

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Forms

For more information see our Re-consideration and review of decisions page

 

 

application for reconsideration

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Forms

For more information see our Re-accreditation of residential aged care services web page.

 

 

Cover image Application for re-accreditation V1.4

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Forms
Guides & Handbooks

Includes Aged Care Quality Standards Self-Assessment Tool Template (available in word document and excel spreadsheet), as well as Guidance on Self-Assessment.

This resource is not available to order.

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Consumer Experience Reports (CER)

Produced by the former Australian Aged Care Quality Agency, this summary report details the findings and trends of Consumer Experience Reports (CER) conducted from 1 July 2017 to 30 June 2018.

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Fact sheets

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.

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Fact sheets

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

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Fact sheets

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

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Fact sheets

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

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Fact sheets

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.

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Fact sheets

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

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.

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