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Health Care Legislation

Mandatory Reporting of Assaults in Aged Care

January 16, 2017 24 Comments
Mandatory Reporting of Assaults in Aged Care

A new requirement for aged care providers is being implemented to report assaults to the Aged Care Complaints Commissioner, the police, and the Department of Health. The new ““reportable incidents scheme” proposal was put forward by the Australian Law Reform Commission (ALRC). The proposed new scheme will require healthcare providers to investigate alleged incidents in […]

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National Health Care Code of Conduct

June 13, 2016 1 Comment
National Health Care Code of Conduct

A National Code of Conduct for Health Care Workers is expected to be operational come 2017. This Health Care Code of Conduct is aimed at health care workers, including aged care personal care workers. As there has been no ‘national’ professional standards in place for personal care workers, setting them has become an issue as […]

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Changes to Aged Care, HACC and Disability Care Qualifications

October 13, 2015 0 Comments
Changes to Aged Care, HACC and Disability Care Qualifications

Are you aware of the changes to Aged Care, HACC and Disability Care Qualifications? They are considerable! Firstly, how did it all get started? There have been many changes to the training industry over the years and training packages have played a major role within those changes.  This change started back in 2009 when the […]

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