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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Strategy or framework
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.