SEEKING FEEDBACK ON QUALITY INQUIRY RECOMMENDATION

The House of Representatives Standing Committee on Health, Aged Care and Sport released the Report on the Inquiry into the Quality of Care in Residential Aged Care Facilities in Australia last October. The Committee made 14 recommendations, citing more could be done...

MODERN AWARD REVIEW UPDATE – SIGNIFICANT AMENDMENTS

On 9 January 2019, the Fair Work Commission handed down two separate significant Decisions amending clauses under the Nurses Award 2010 and the Health Professionals and Support Services Award 2010 (HPSS). The following clauses have been updated under the Nurses Award...

YOU CAN NOW OPT OUT OF MY HEALTH RECORD ANYTIME

Federal Parliament has now passed legislation to strengthen privacy protections in My Health Records Act 2012 without debate or division. The new legislation means that you can opt in or opt out of My Health Record at any time in your life. Records will be created for...

Home Care Pricing Transparency in the Spotlight

LASA CEO Sean Rooney has been interviewed about pricing practices in home care for a story on the ABC’s 730 program that is likely to air next week. The main concerns raised in the interview were high administration fees and high prices charged for gardening fees....

HOME CARE PACKAGES PROGRAM DATA REPORT

LASA is currently preparing an analysis of the Home Care Packages Program Data Report for the period 1 July – 30 September 2018. In brief there were 126,732 consumers on the national queue at 30 September awaiting a home care package at their approved level....