Date published: 
29 October 2019
Type: 
Subscriber announcement
Intended audience: 
Health sector

The department has made updates to the material change form to make it clearer what information you need to provide when submitting a change, including in relation to third parties.

Approved providers are required to notify any change of circumstance that materially affects their suitability to be a provider of aged care within 28 days of the change occurring.

For example, if the approved provider:

  • is unable to manage its financial responsibilities or goes into external administration
  • makes substantial changes to its organisational or governance structure, such as entering into a brokerage arrangement for delivery of clinical care or using a management company
  • has a change in key personnel, such as the departure of the Director of Nursing or executive management.

The form is now available on the Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission's website.

If you have any questions about the material change form please email prudential [at] health.gov.au.