CSS Governance for Boards and Key Personnel – Bootcamp Program

The Aged Care Governance Reforms are now progressively being implemented and many providers are now working through the logistics of what 1 December 2023 means for them. CSS has had many request for support and assistance in the development and implementation of a board governance program within Approved Providers (AP) of aged care. 

The Commission is now asking many more questions and information from boards and governing bodies. Whilst the reforms that have been implemented for new providers (from 1 December 2022) are now embedded and for existing providers we have some time until commencement for existing providers (1 December 2023), it has been interesting seeing the requests for information at accreditation and quality reviews from the Commission. There has been a focus on components of both corporate and clinical governance.

Over the past two months the team at CSS have conducted a number of full day education sessions from our bootcamp series for Residential and Home Care Approved Providers and Executive Team members. Feedback from these sessions for Boards and Executive Teams is that they were not aware of their responsibilities as Approved Providers and key personnel. They have also expressed concerns regarding the pending responsibilities under the new reforms and how they will meet these in the future. CSS will walk beside you and build capability in your team so you will be prepared for the changes ahead. 

The bootcamp program is tailored for your organisational needs. The following is a list of the key topics, including:

Module 1 Industry Overview, Legislation, Reforms
Discuss the current state of the industry.
Overview of the legislation relevant to the aged care industry.
Discuss current reforms and new Aged Care Quality Standards.

Module 2 Approved Provider Responsibilities
Discuss approved provider responsibilities.
Detail Key Personnel changes from the current reforms.
Outline some professional standards and the Code of Conduct.

Module 3 Overview Aged Care Quality Standards
Outline the current Aged Care Quality Standards.
Discuss major components of organisational governance Standard.

Module 4 Clinical Governance 
Discuss the requirements of the clinical governance framework.
Outline the issues consumers face including high impact high prevalence risks and dignity of risk.
Discuss the Directors’ clinical governance responsibilities.

Module 5 Significant Requirements in Aged Care
Detailed decision about the board responsibilities in the following key risk domains:
Restrictive Practices.
Choice and decision making.
Incident management and the Serious Incident Response Scheme.
Open disclosure.

Module 6 Material Risk, Commission, Governance Framework
Discuss the common material risks within aged care
Outline the Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission approach.
Review the common ‘Not Met’ areas and themes.
Recap the new governance provider responsibilities.
Summarise the elements of the governance framework.

Module 7 Development and Implementation of the Consumer and Quality Care Advisory Body (Committee)
Overview of the new requirements for a QCAB and CAB.
Primary functions of the QCAB and CAB.
Recruitment and Membership of the QCAB and CAB.
Reporting for the QCAB and CAB.
Sample Agendas for the QCAB and CAB

Module 8 (OPTIONAL) NDIS Provider Responsibilities in a RACF and Regulatory Issues
Overview responsibilities of RACF who have NDIS participants.
Discuss differences between Aged Care Quality Standards and NDIS Practice Standards.
Outline regulatory differences between aged care and disability sectors.
Overview recent regulatory issues for NDIS in RACF.

Module 9 (OPTIONAL) Home Care Approved Provider Responsibilities and Regulatory changes
Recap approved provider responsibilities specifically for Home Care.
Outline key challenges for Home Care Approved Providers.
Overview recent regulatory issues for home care.

Module 10 (OPTIONAL) Overview and orientation to CSS Board Governance Manual – discount purchase with this program.
Examine the principles for effective Board performance
Discuss the elements of the CSS Board and Corporate Governance Framework/Manual.
Step through the documents in the requirements of the clinical governance framework.
How to be in front of the pack.

If you would like to have a further conversation with CSS in relation to any of these areas, or have CSS conduct a bootcamp program for your board and executives, send an email to Alex (CSS Business Manager) Alex@cssconsulting.com.au or call 0448 672 118. 

 Contact CSS to schedule this program for your organisation or Home or to register your interest.

Contact: Alex Pirozzi, Business Manager
Email: Alex@cssconsulting.com.au or info@cssconsulting.com.au
Mobile: 0448 672 118 or Office: 02 90520292

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