Serious incident response scheme for Commonwealth funded residential aged care – model for implementation

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Serious Incident Response Scheme for Commonwealth-funded residential aged care – model for implementation

The serious incident response scheme (SIRS) model for implementation paper outlines the structure and operation of the SIRS for residential aged care. 

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Publication date: 
9 September 2020
Last updated: 
30 October 2020
Publication type: 
Strategy or framework
Intended audience: 
General public
Description: 

The paper sets out the structure and operation of the Serious Incident Response Scheme (SIRS) for residential aged care and flexible care delivered in a residential aged care setting, including:

  • definitions of incidents and categorisation of incidents based on resident harm
  • requirements and timing and reporting of incidents in a staged approach
  • compliance functions and powers of the Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission to administer the SIRS
  • public reporting of SIRS incidents by the commission.