The Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission is now the single regulator of aged care services and the primary point of contact for aged care providers and consumers for quality and safety matters.
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The role of aged care’s regulator has been expanded to include oversight of approving all aged care providers and all compliance and enforcement actions.
Almost 1,500 people have downloaded the Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission’s mobile app on the sector’s quality standards in its first month.
An educational video has been launched to help aged care services comply with the sector’s incoming quality standards.
Findings from the national quality indicators program will be online later this year and chemical restraints and falls are likely to be added to the list of measures, the quality commissioner has told an aged care conference.
The aged care sector’s new independent regulator has launched a tool for providers to understand and assess their performance against the new quality standards.
The new independent Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission, which includes a single point of contact for all aged care queries and concerns, has commenced operation.
Aged care providers have welcomed the passage of legislation establishing the nation’s first independent Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission and say they will work with the new watchdog to uphold high standards of care.
The Commonwealth Government has announced health sector leader Janet Anderson as the first commissioner of the aged care sector’s new quality regulator.