Date published: 
24 December 2019
Subscriber announcement
Intended audience: 
Health sector

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.