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    Moving to unannounced re-accreditation audits

    To help ensure safe, quality care standards are maintained at all services at all times, announced re-accreditation audits will be replaced with unannounced re-accreditation audits across residential aged care services.

    The new arrangements will apply to all residential care services:

    •          applying for re-accreditation from 1 July 2018

    •          with an accreditation expiry date on, or after, 1 January 2019.

    The new arrangements will not apply to providers that have already been advised of the date of their re-accreditation audit.

    Key Changes

    A summary of key changes to re-accreditation audits can be found on the Department of Health’s website.  

    Information sessions for providers

    The Quality Agency will be delivering a series of information sessions in May and June 2018 to inform approved providers of the change to how the Quality Agency will conduct re-accreditation audits.  Details of these sessions will be made available on this page and also via the Quality Agency’s newsletter, Quality Standard.

    More information

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