Reminder – Requirement for Behaviour Support Plans in residential aged care takes effect next week

From 1 September 2021, all residential aged care providers must have Behaviour Support Plans (BSP) in place for care recipients.

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Health sector

A BSP is required for any care recipient:

  • that needs behaviour support
  • where the use of a restrictive practice has been assessed as necessary, and
  • where a restrictive practice is being used.

It will be included as part of a care recipient’s existing Care and Services Plan.

Further information

The department’s website has information and fact sheets about minimising inappropriate use of restrictive practices.

The Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission also has resources to support providers to minimise the use of restrictive practices.

Dementia Support Australia (DSA) has developed a wide range of resources to support providers with understanding and developing Behaviour Support Plans