Federal Parliament has introduced new laws to strengthen protections surrounding the use of restrictive practices in aged care.
Federal Parliament has introduced a new Serious Incident Response Scheme to enable approved providers to better respond to abuse in residential aged care.
The User Rights Principles 2014 (Cth) have been amended to require approved providers to give written notice to DHS in a standardised format regarding the amount they charge for certain services. This new disclosure requirement is intended to facilitate a new pricing comparison feature on the My Aged Care Service Finder.
Recent amendments to the Aged Care Principles have introduced new obligations for approved providers of aged care to implement an influenza vaccination scheme for their staff and volunteers.