Aged care providers have until Sunday to take part in an industry-wide survey on the Aged Care Act.

The survey is part of a joint review of the legislation being conducted Aged Care Association Australia (ACAA) and Hynes Lawyers.

The survey is the second phase of the joint aged care legislation review.

Last year Hynes and ACAA conducted an extensive consultation process with a large cross section of providers across the country.

The survey covers a range of issues outlined in the act including accreditation, the complaints investigation scheme, planning and allocation, bonds and accommodation charges, and care fees.

ACAA is encouraging all providers to participate in the survey, not just its members

“It is critical that we obtain widespread industry participation in the survey to ensure that the report accurately reflects industry views and to increase the report’s likely influence on government,” said a statement from ACAA.

“[We hope] that all approved providers will fully participate in the survey, and provide as much information as possible about their experiences of the Act.” 
                                                                                                        
In the next phase of the review, ACAA and Hynes will prepare a report outlining proposals for a range of reforms to the legislation based on industry feedback.

The report will be submitted to the Commonwealth Minister for Ageing and the Shadow Minister for Ageing.

The online survey takes approximately 30 minutes to complete and it will close on Sunday, 28 March.

Click here to find out more information or to take part in the survey.

ACAA is also calling for presentation ideas for its National Congress that will run from 14-16 November in Adelaide. The conference’s theme is ‘Ageing in Australia: evolution or revolution’.

Click here for more informaiton.

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