Restrictive Practice

CPD Hours: 1
Current as at 02 August 2021
Amendments to the Aged Care Act and Quality of Care Principles have been implemented to minimise the use of restrictive practices, and where a restrictive practice is used, to ensure that it is used or applied in accordance with legislative obligations. This webinar and attached factsheet provide a summary of the key legislative changes for providers.

“Gain an understanding of the concept change from restraint to restrictive practices”

Course Content

From 1 July 2021, approved providers have specific responsibilities under the Aged Care Act 1997 and the Quality of Care Principles 2014 relating to the use of any restrictive practice for consumers in residential aged care and short-term restorative care in a residential care setting.

Amendments to the Aged Care Act and Quality of Care Principles have been implemented to minimise the use of restrictive practices, and where a restrictive practice is used, to ensure that it is used or applied in accordance with legislative obligations.

This webinar and attached factsheet provide a summary of the key legislative changes for providers.

Learning Outcomes

In this session you will:

  • Gain an understanding of the concept change from restraint to restrictive practices
  • Understand the role of the substitute decision-maker
  • Explore what constitutes consent to a restrictive practice
  • Review the penalties for non-compliance
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