back to news

Aged Care Newsletter: February 2016

Newsletter 17 February 2016

In this issue:

This is an important time for Australian aged care providers to consider the export of services to China, and also to Japan and Korea with whom Australia has recently signed trade agreements. Aged care is a growing industry in each of these countries. Read more...

The New South Wales case of Khoo v South Western Sydney Local Health District [2015] NSWCATAD 183 underlines the potential difficulties faced by health service providers when determining whether to provide clinical records of a deceased to family members under the Government Information (Public Access) Act 2009 (NSW) (GIPA). Read more...

As of 1 January 2016, the Aged Care Complaints Commissioner replaces the Aged Care Complaints Scheme. The rationale behind the change is to increase the independence of complaints management by separating complaints handling from the Department of Health’s funding and regulatory roles. Read more...

The Federal Parliament’s Senate Community Affairs References Committee is currently inquiring into the future of Australia’s aged care sector workforce. Read more...

In accordance with a pre-election commitment, the Victorian Labor government introduced the Safe Patient Care (Nurse to Patient and Midwife to Patient Ratios) Bill in the Victorian Legislative Assembly on 1 September 2015. If passed by parliament it will take effect no later than 1 December 2017. Read more...

 

DOWNLOAD PDF

Newsletter 17 February 2016
back to news