Effectiveness of the Aged Care Quality Assessment and accreditation framework for protecting residents from abuse and poor practices, and ensuring proper clinical and medical care standards are maintained and practised

April 2019

© Commonwealth of Australia 2019
ISBN: 978-1-76010-955-4

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Committee Members

Terms of Reference


List of Recommendations

Chapter 1—Introduction

  Interim report
  Recent reports, reviews and reforms
  Focus of continued inquiry

Chapter 2—Delivery of clinical care

  Clinical care in the aged care context
  Aged care: supported accommodation or health care?
  Responsibility for clinical care standards
  RACF model of care
  Specialist clinical care

Chapter 3—Regulation of clinical care

  Recent regulatory reforms
  Concerns with new standards
  Aged Care Commission Assessors
  Data collection
  Regulation of AINs

Chapter 4—The right environment for the right care

  Integration with primary health and acute care
  Issues with current delivery of medical care
  Care plans
  Committee view

Chapter 5—Committee views and recommendations

  A wealth of advice
  Duty of care
  Person-centred regulation
  Research and data
  Beyond regulation: a commission for quality and safety
  A clear service framework
  Staffing levels
  Restrictive practice
  Safe medications
  Palliative care
  Wellness and reablement
  Integration with primary health and acute care sector

Appendix 1—Submissions and additional information

Appendix 2—Public hearings

Appendix 3—Consumer Health Care Issues Raised with the Older Persons Advocacy Network

Appendix 4—Members of the Aged Care Workforce Strategy Taskforce

Committee Secretariat contact:

Committee Secretary
Senate Standing Committees on Community Affairs
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Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

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