SIRS incident management guidance and subordinate legislation now available

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Press Release: 17 March 2021

The Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission has published best practice guidance on the requirements of an Incident Management System (IMS) to be implemented from 1 April 2021 as a part of the Serious Incident Response Scheme (SIRS). These changes build on existing obligations placed on providers under the Aged Care Quality Standards. This and other resources can be found on the Commission’s website.

These materials reflect the subordinate legislation, which includes operational details for the SIRS for residential aged care and flexible care delivered in a residential aged care setting. The Aged Care Legislation Amendment (Serious Incident Response Scheme) Instrument 2021, is now available.

Please consider whether enough of your staff have access to the My Aged Care Service Provider Portal to submit your reports on time. Visit the department’s website for further information including easy to use guides.

Webinar

The third of the Commission’s SIRS webinars, Reporting under the SIRS, will be presented at 5 pm AEDT on Thursday, 18 March 2021. Participants will have the opportunity to ask questions during the session. Register for the webinar here. The webinars will be recorded and available on the Commission’s website for those unable to attend the live sessions.

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