Reporting under the SIRS – Serious Incident Response Scheme (SIRS) Session 3

CPD Hours: 1
Current as at 07 April 2021
The topic of reporting obligations under the new Serious Incident Response Scheme will be discussed among a panel including the Commissioner, Nicola Dunbar and the CEO of Dementia Australia, Maree McCabe.

“Discover what incidents need to be reported”

Course Content

“The role of the Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission is to protect and enhance the safety, health, well-being and quality of life of people receiving aged care.  

The Commission is the national end-to-end regulator of aged care services and the primary point of contact for consumers and providers in relation to quality and safety.

We promote high-quality care and services to safeguard everyone who is receiving Australian Government-funded aged care.

The Commission has responsibility for approving providers and receiving compulsory reports.  

We independently accredit, assess and monitor aged care services subsidised by the Australian Government, conduct home care investigations, and determine compliance requirements to be imposed on providers (such as sanctions).

We also resolve complaints about these services. Through our engagement and education work, we aim to build confidence and trust in aged care, empower consumers, support providers to comply with quality standards, and promote best practice service provision.”

Learning Outcomes

In this session you will:

  • Explore the reporting requirements for SIRS
  • Discover what incidents need to be reported
  • Understand the time frames for reporting, and how they should be reported
  • Discuss the requirement regarding cognitive impairment 
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