QLD: Seniors at risk from aged care accreditation loophole

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The Federal Government’s guidelines for community providers insist that they hire only trained and accredited workers. But, in Queensland those providers are permitted, by a legal loophole, to sub-contract non-medical activities, such as bathing and feeding, out to agencies who are not required to provide trained workers. The agencies need only sign a form saying they are “working towards accreditation”.