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Exposure draft: Quality of Care Amendment (Restrictive Practices) Principles 2022

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Using restrictive practices in an aged care setting must always be the last resort. There are laws around use of restrictive practices in residential aged care.

An exposure draft of the 'Quality of Care Amendment (Restrictive Practices) Principles 2022' is now available for review.

The draft legislative instrument proposes changes to set out a hierarchy of persons or bodies authorised to give informed consent for older Australians in residential aged care. This only applies if the resident cannot give informed consent themselves.

Without clear arrangements, aged care service providers cannot use restrictive practices in certain circumstances where appropriate. This may lead to harm to a resident and others. 

Comments on the draft instrument can be emailed to  by 5pm AEST Thursday 15 September 2022.

For further information visit the Department of Health and Aged Care website.

 


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