AMA Submission to the Aged Care Quality Standards Review

The AMA provided a submission to the review of the Aged Care Quality Standards initiated by the Department of Health and Aged Care.

The AMA submission focused solely on the clinical care standard and called on the revised clinical care standard to ensure that:

  • clinical  governance and  accountability  is  achieved,  including  through establishment  of relevant advisory committees, that must include medical input,
  • the standard integrates advance care planning and palliative care,
  • consumer understand what clinical care entails is improved, and
  • clear lines of responsibility for clinical care are established and evaluated.
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