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Legislation passes for new aged care watchdog

Created  3rd December 2018

Aged care providers have welcomed the passage of legislation establishing the nation’s first independent Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission and say they will work with the new watchdog to uphold high standards of care.

The Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission Bill 2018passed the senate on Monday night.

It establishes a new body to replace the existing Australian Aged Care Quality Agency and Aged Care Complaints Commission from 1 January 2019 and establishes the function and powers of the Aged Care Quality and Safety Commissioner, a position to be filled by Janet Anderson.

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

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