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Aged care quality and safety commissioner appointed

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The Commonwealth Government has announced health sector leader Janet Anderson as the first commissioner of the aged care sector’s new quality regulator.

Ms Anderson, a former first assistant secretary in the commonwealth Department of Health, will oversee the establishment of and lead the new independent Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission, which will be responsible for aged care regulation, compliance and complaints from January 2019.

Aged care minister Ken Wyatt and health minister announced Ms Anderson’s appointment today, six months after the government announced it was establishing the new commission in the lead up to the 2018 Federal Budget.

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Source:
Sandy Cheu, 2018, Australian Ageing Agenda (https://www.australianageingagenda.com.au/about/)

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