The Department of Health’s aged care regulatory functions have been transferred to the Aged Care Quality and Safety Commissioner. As these take effect from 1 January 2020, the content on this page is currently undergoing review. For a summary of key changes, please click here.
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.
Version 8.0 has been updated to version 8.1 to reflect amendments made to the Quality of Care Principles 2014 (Principles). The amended Principles require services to exhaust all alternative strategies and ensure restraints are used only as a last resort. There have been no changes to Commission Policy.
Download this Regulatory Bulletin in the links above. Available in accessible DOC and PDF.
For more information, visit the Commission's Regulatory Bulletin page.