Draft Charter of Aged Care Rights
Submission to the Australian Government Department of Health
Provided general comment on the proposed Draft Charter and reflections on specific rights in the Draft Charter. Noted that the broad language of the Draft Charter may impact on the ability of service providers and individuals to understand what aged care rights entail. Highlighted the need for further explanatory information (including definitions of the terms) to strengthen the legal protection of rights and clarify service providers’ obligations. Also suggested ongoing monitoring and evaluation after implementation.