Peak bodies, providers, workers, consumers and participants are being encouraged to have a say as the Federal Government moves to align regulation across the aged care, disability and veterans’ care sectors.
Similar services are provided across these sectors – approximately 36% of aged care providers also operate in disability support or veterans’ care – yet there are separate and overlapping regulatory requirements.
A consultation paper, ‘Aligning regulation across aged care, disability support and veterans’ care’, has been released to inform the development of a roadmap towards better alignment, which Senior Australians and Aged Care Services Minister, Senator Richard Colbeck believes will significantly improve quality and safety for participants and consumers.
“The changes will make it easier for service providers and staff to work seamlessly across different types of care and support, providing greater choice of services for consumers,” said Minister Colbeck.
Workshops exploring regulatory alignment opportunities will be held from mid-November through to December 2021. Consultation includes opportunities to submit a written submission and/or participate in online surveys and focus groups.
For more information and to have your say as part of the consultation process, go to the Consultation Hub.
More information about the alignment of regulation reform program and the consultation paper is available at health.gov.au.