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New rules for using restraints in aged care

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Residential aged care providers need to ensure assessment by an approved person and document alternative alternative options tried before physical or chemical restraint can be used from 1 July, the government has announced.

Minister for Senior Australians and Aged Care Ken Wyatt announced the new rules for providers to use restraints on Friday.

He said the government has worked with a group of key stakeholders to inform a regulatory approach to minimise the inappropriate use of restraints, treating chemical and physical restraints as separate issues.

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Source:
Natasha Egan, 2019, Australian Ageing Agenda (https://www.australianageingagenda.com.au/about/)

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