The Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety noted the need for aged care providers to have strong governance arrangements.
As a result, the Government has proposed new requirements to strengthen the governance of approved aged care providers. If legislation is passed, the new requirements will be phased in from 1 March 2022.
The new requirements aim to improve leadership, culture, transparency and accountability, and ensure providers focus on the best interests of consumers.
We want to hear your views on how these requirements are to be applied by providers. A consultation paper and questionnaire has been created. This will help inform and prepare providers for these changes. We invite senior Australians interested in governance, providers, peak organisations, advisory groups and others to provide their views.
This work is being complemented by a ‘Governing for Reform in Aged Care’ education program, led by the Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission. This program has been launched to help aged care providers strengthen organisational governance and leadership. You can learn more and register your interest here.