AMA Submission to the review of national aged care quality regulatory processes

25 Jul 2017

This submission argues that proper access to medical care should be reflected both in specific clinical accreditation standards and through the implementation of proper incentives and environments for medical practitioners to practise within RACFs. Although specific accreditation standards for medical access need to be implemented, regulation alone is not the solution – RACFs need to focus on the important determinants of quality care, and operate within a clear governance structure and framework that encourages and rewards quality rather than spending substantial time complying with unnecessary regulation.