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....

LASA GIFTS AND GRATUITIES POLICY REMINDER

With the festive season almost upon us, it is timely to remind all staff of the LASA Gifts and Gratuities Policy and the expectations and requirements of staff under the policy. Guided by a commitment to integrity as one of its core values, LASA prohibits its...

COMPULSORY BUY BACK OF STRATA UNITS IN QUEENSLAND

The 18 month compulsory buy-back for ‘strata units’ within Queensland retirement villages is currently before State Parliament. The Queensland Government has moved to ensure that residents of freehold villages have the same protections from the 18-month...

HOME CARE PRICING TRANSPARENCY AND COMPARABILITY

From 30 November 2018, mandatory price publishing by home care package providers will reveal the amount of variability in pricing structures and fees for home care services – greater transparency. How consumers and providers respond to increased transparency as part...