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New standards under the Single Aged Care Quality Framework passed by Parliament11 Sep

The Aged Care (Single Quality Framework) Reform Bill 2018, which establishes the new quality standards was passed by parliament on Monday evening.

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Home care pricing now required to be published on My Aged Care31 Aug

By 30 November 2018, all existing home care providers will need to provide their pricing information about the costs of care and services for publication on the My Aged Care website.

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Legislation proposed to require residential aged care providers to disclose staff ratios22 Aug

The Aged Care Amendment (Staffing Ratio Disclosure) Bill 2018 (the Bill) was introduced to the House of Representatives on Monday by independent MP Rebekha Sharkie.

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Consumer choice and risk under the new Standards – home care02 Aug

This is the second edition of our series of information alerts regarding home care under the new Standards. In this article we explore the concept of dignity of risk and increasing consumer choice in home care.

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Misuse of Enduring Powers of Attorney 13 Jul

As specialists in the aged care industry we are regularly approached by aged care providers who are concerned about an attorney misusing their powers (granted under an Enduring Power of Attorney/EPoA) and are unsure what to do.

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Sale of Retirement Village: Do I need a Heads of Agreement?06 Jul

Selling your Retirement Village can be a daunting prospect, especially if you have not been through this process before. How can you maximise your chances of achieving a successful sale?

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Medication management in home care – managing risk under the new Standards28 Jun

Medication management is one of the highest risk areas for home care providers. As care recipients’ needs escalate and the complexity of their care increases, so too does the risk for providers who offer medication management services.

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Timetable released for implementation of 2017 Queensland Retirement Village reforms31 May

As reported by Hynes Legal last year, the Housing Legislation (Building Better Futures) Amendment Bill 2017 made a number of amendments to the Retirement Villages Act 1999 (Qld) (RV Act).

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Hynes Legal listed as a leading health and aged care law firm in Doyles Guide 201817 May

Hynes Legal’s aged care and retirement living team have reinforced their position as one of the leading practices, both nationally and in Queensland after featuring in Doyles Guide’s Leading Health and Aged Care Law Firm List.

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Hynes Legal appoints clinical consultant to aged care and retirement living team02 May

Hynes Legal is thrilled to announce that Anne Marie Cassaniti, a highly experienced Clinical Consultant, has joined our aged care and retirement living team.

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