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Residential Aged Care Residents and Restraint: Challenges and Implementing...

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This presentation will focus on challenges and will ;

  • Outline key requirements in Quality of Care Amendment (Minimising the Use of Restraints) Principles 2019, Single Quality framework and Charter of Aged Care Rights

  • Exam approaches to assessing whether restraint is required and understanding the extent to which other options should be implemented first

  • Discuss Dealing with grey areas in assessing and managing chemical restraint

  • Present on understanding your obligations in dealing with GP’s and other medical professionals and examining their responsibilities versus yours

  • Present on obtaining and documenting valid consent: examining what substitute decision makers are empowered to provide consent and assessing your options where you cannot obtain consent

  • Discuss monitoring restraint to meet requirements

  • Discuss reviewing reporting requirements – what should and shouldn’t be included

  • Discuss documenting restraint decision-making to ensure compliance and address legal exposure

About the Speaker

​Julie McStay is a Partner in the Aged Care and Retirement Living team at Thomson Geer.

She leads the firm’s Brisbane Health & Aged Care team. The team is a unique combination of 12 lawyers and clinical consultants. Julie’s team forms part of the larger national Health & Aged Care team working across Australia.​

Julie specialises in providing regulatory compliance advice to residential aged care providers, home care providers, health care providers and disability service providers. Julie is acknowledged as a leading provider of legal services to these industries. She provides advice in relation to all aspects of non-compliance including sanction and accreditation decisions, coroner’s matters, major incident investigations and workplace health and safety investigations.

​She advises a large range of aged care providers and retirement living operators including publicly listed groups, private groups and not-for-profits. She is a trusted advisor to some of the largest aged care providers in the country and is retained for many providers in the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety.​

In addition, Julie is a Director of Simply Legal Pty Ltd, an organisation that offers access online to high-quality document templates for aged care providers and retirement village operators.

​Julie has a Masters of Law with a major in health law. She is also a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Julie has been recognised by her peers as ‘Lawyer of the Year’ by Best Lawyers in Australia (2021) in the area of Health and Aged Care Law in Brisbane. She has also been recognised by her peers as one of the Best Lawyers in Australia (2012 – 2021) in the areas of Retirement Villages and Senior Living Law and Health and Aged Care Law.

​Who should Participate?

Aged Care Clinical Managers, Care Managers, Co-Ordinators, Executives, Nursing Staff

View more information at www.health2ageducate.com or call 1300 667 709

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