Updated Serious Incident Response Scheme (SIRS) guidance for residential aged care providers

Update to the SIR guidelines for residential aged care providers to help providers to understand their reporting obligations.

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Subscriber announcement
Health sector

In response to feedback, the Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission has updated the SIRS: Guidelines for residential aged care providers to assist providers in better understanding their reporting obligations. 

The updated guidelines includes additional information about a number of issues including:

  • the categorisation of reportable incidents as either Priority 1 or Priority 2
  • reporting unexpected deaths
  • an additional example of ‘rough handling’
  • the Commission’s process for requesting further or missing information

The Commission has also updated the 8 fact sheets covering each type of ’reportable incident’ under the SIRS.