Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission role expands

The Aged Care Legislation Amendment (New Commissioner Functions) Bill 2019 takes effect from 1 January 2020.

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The Aged Care Legislation Amendment (New Commissioner Functions) Bill 2019 takes effect from 1 January 2020.

The following functions transition to the Commission:

  • aged care compliance and enforcement actions
  • compulsory reporting of assaults
  • prudential compliance operations
  • approving all residential and home care providers
  • home care compliance and investigations.

These functions build on the Commission's existing responsibilities for:

  • complaints resolution
  • the accreditation, assessment and monitoring of aged care services.
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