Aged Care Amendment Bill 2022

AHPA’s submission to the Senate Standing Committees on Community Affairs review of the Aged Care Amendment Bill 2022 supported the Bill and the suite of reforms proposed in response to the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety. Our submission emphasised the concern of our members that the Bill is silent concerning allied health services in residential aged care and that the gross under-provision of allied health services – estimated at 5 minutes per day – impacts on resident’s wellbeing and quality of life.

We also included our policy brief Allied Health Funding in Residential Aged Care’ (July 2022) in our submission.