The Federal Government has introduced a new law dealing with use of physical and chemical restraints in Aged Care Facilities/Nursing Homes. It is called the Quality of Care Amendment (Minimising the Use of Restraints) Principles 2019 (we call it the ‘New Restraint Law’).
We have been advocating for regulation of chemical restraint use in nursing homes for some time. In this post, we take a look at this new law. In our view, older Australians in nursing homes are still not subject to appropriate legal protections.
Every Adult Has the Right to Choose and Refuse Treatment
Can a Hospital Use Physical or Chemical Restraints for Treatment?
Physical Restraints in Nursing Homes
Chemical Restraints in Nursing Homes
Problems with the New Restraint Laws
New Restraint Laws May Actually Not Authorise Chemical Restraint Without Consent
Further articles by elringtons
• What duty of care does a nursing home have?
• Chemical restraints in nursing homes
• Royal Commission into Aged Care must cause legal change on chemical restraints
• Nursing home abuse
• How to make an effective nursing home complaint
• Can nursing homes prevent a person with dementia from leaving the facility?
• Elder Abuse – Together Making Change
• Who can make decisions about your health?
• Appointing an Enduring Guardian and Enduring Power of Attorney
• Health and Medical Law
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