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Legislation for Increasing Choice in Home Care – Stage 1 has been tabled in Parliament

The Aged Care Legislation Amendment (Increasing Consumer Choice) Bill 2016 giving effect to the first stage of the home care reforms announced in the 2015-16 Budget was introduced into Parliament on 11 February 2016.

ACAT transition commenced from 1 February 2016

From 1 February 2016, Aged Care Assessment Teams (ACATs) started using My Aged Care to conduct comprehensive assessments and referrals.

High-level policy framework for the Short-Term Restorative Care Programme and feedback from consultation

The high-level policy framework for the Short-Term Restorative Care Programme and feedback from the consultation forums are now available.

October update for service providers – Commonwealth Home Support Programme

The Department has released an October update of current CHSP transition activities and what you can expect over the coming months.

Information for Aged Care Providers Newsletter - Issue #28

The Information for Aged Care Providers Newsletter #28 has been released.

Commencement of Severe Behaviour Response Teams

The Australian Government has announced the commencement of national Severe Behaviour Response Teams (SBRTs), expanding support for aged care residents experiencing extreme and severe Behavioural and Psychological Symptoms of Dementia (BPSD).

Commonwealth Home Support Programme Client Contribution Framework

The Commonwealth Home Support Programme (CHSP) Client Contribution Framework and National Guide to the CHSP Client Contribution Framework are now available.

Information for Aged Care Providers Newsletter - Issue #27

The Information for Aged Care Providers Newsletter #27 has been released.

Information for Aged Care Providers Newsletter - Issue #26

The Information for Aged Care Providers Newsletter #26 was released today.

Information on how to access DSS Data Exchange training

In the lead up to 1 November 2015, CHSP Data Exchange workshops are being held nationally. If you have any questions regarding the DSS Data Exchange or how to participate in the workshops please contact dssdataexchange.comms@dss.gov.au.

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