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Hi Aged Care Community! The Aged Care Quality Standards are currently being reviewed, and the Department of Health and Aged Care is welcoming public submissions by close 25 November 2022 . You can find a link to the revised Standards here: Revised Aged Care Quality Standards – detailed draft for public consultation | Australian Government Department of Health and Aged Care and can submit via the survey but also in whatever form you like - eg short targeted letter etc Survey and consultation papers: revised Aged Care Quality Standards - Ageing and Aged Care Engagement Hub (health.gov.au) Why does this matter? - We need these to be right for regulation ...
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Speech Pathology Australia has played a significant role in the advocacy for, and implementation of, intermediary programs across Australian states and territories, and will continue to support them in any way we can. The role of an intermediary in supporting the communication between someone with communication needs and the police/courts as they navigate the justice system is vital, and is revolutionising people's participation in the justice process. Further information on the role of an intermediary can be found in the Speech Pathology in Justice Clinical Guideline, or in the Speak Up podcast Saeson 4, Ep3. We are thrilled that the ACT are expanding their ...
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The Association is aware that members are currently experiencing significant issues completing their membership renewal at this time. While our IT systems have the capacity for the significant number of renewals, we are experiencing technical issues that relate to an external provider (server). These issues impact directly on access the SPA website and renewal process via the member portal. The Association and our IT provider are working urgently on this matter and hope to have the systems supporting the renewal period return to normal as soon as possible. The Association will share more communications with all members as soon as the ...
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