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.