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Aged Care Seminar 

Wed 2nd March 2022 | 8.00am - 12.00pm 

Trinity on Hampden | 230 Hampden Rd Crawley, WA 

Fellows Conference Room 

Includes Morning Tea , Coffees and Teas .

Certificates of Attendance and learning material provided 

Livestreaming access now open

(includes WA - attend in person or book the livestream.

One view per ticket


Live interaction with Sydney, Gold Coast, Brisbane, Tasmania, Melbourne..Perth ....Q & A included 

Early Bird expires 10th February 2022 unless full. Price thereafter $450pp

Please book early to avoid disappointment

Who should attend? 

 Quality and Compliance Managers, Executive Managers, Infection control Consultants and Managers, Facility Managers, Team Leaders, Care Coordinators, Clinical Care Managers, Directors, CFO's ,  Board Members 


Proposed second stage of Legislative Reforms for Aged Care in response to the Royal Commission

The Australian Government has moved quickly to introduce reforms in response to the Royal Commission’s final report. On 27 May 2021, the Government introduced the Aged Care and Other Legislation Amendment (Royal Commission Response No. 1) Bill 2021 – the first step in the implementation of the Government’s $17.7 billion aged care reform package.

The latest Bill, introduced on 1 September 2021  represents the next stage of legislative reform.

This Seminar will focus on the below key measures and the likely timeframe for commencement, upcoming Changes in Outbreak Management in Aged Care and Clinical Waste Management for Aged care and homecare.

Serious Incident Response Scheme (SIRS) in Community Care effective 1 July 2022

Presented by Adam Flynn -  Associate;  Lavan Law Firm

Aged Care, Seniors Living and Disability team.

As part of the 2021-22 Budget, the Australian Government announced an initial $14 million will be allocated to expand the SIRS. This investment is in response to the recommendations of the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety.
From 1 July 2022, the SIRS will be expanded from residential care to include in-home aged care services. This will provide greater protections to more than one million senior Australians receiving in-home aged care services

Worker screening and Registration effective 1 July 2022

Presented by Adam Flynn -  Associate;  Lavan Law Firm

Aged Care, Seniors Living and Disability team.

This presentation will cover introduction of an Aged Care Screening Database which providers can access to ensure that any potential workers have the appropriate employment checks and clearances;
Introduction of banning orders to prohibit or restrict a former, prospective or current aged care worker or governing person of an approved provider from being involved in all or specified types of aged care, or activities on behalf of an approved provider.

Codes of Conduct effective 1 July 2022

Presented by Adam Flynn -  Associate;  Lavan Law Firm

Aged Care, Seniors Living and Disability team.

This presentation will cover;

Civil penalties for non-compliance with the codes for both individuals and corporations where an approved provider is a corporation and there is a failure by an employee or governing person to comply with the code;

Introduction of banning orders;Codes of Conduct to Key Personnel and aged care staff;
Increased investigation powers for the Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission (ACQSC)

Approved Provider Governance effective 1 March 2022

Presented by Steven Coghlan, Governance Institute of Australia 

Steve will discuss the following; 

Introduction of new:

- Governance responsibilities regarding board membership;
- Advisory body requirements;
- Leadership and cultural requirements;

New requirements for approved providers to maintain an annual record that their Key Personnel are suitable to continue as Key personnel;

Scope for the ACQSC to request to view the annual key personnel review as part of their monitoring and investigation powers;

Reporting responsibilities regarding approved provider operations, including an annual statement on operations which will be made publicly available.
Proposed creation of strict liability offences which apply to key personnel who fail to notify an approved provider of a change in their circumstances which relate to their suitability to remain/continue as key personnel within 14 days of the change.

Upcoming Changes to Outbreak Management in Residential Aged Care
presented by Professor Lyn Gilbert 

The Independent Review of COVID-19 Outbreaks in Australian Residential Aged Care Facilities issued its final report on 1 November 2021. The review was conducted by Professor Lyn Gilbert AO and Adjunct Professor Alan Lilly. In it's response to the report, the Government agreed to implement all 38 recommendations made in the report, heralding another raft of changes to the way residential aged care homes are regulated. 

This presentation will include; 

  • Emergency response – the multidisciplinary response to managing an outbreak

  • Infection prevention and control – skills, attributes and knowledge required to prevent infection - Key recommendations: inc Government action and Clinical waste

  • Leadership, management and governance – the day-to-day oversight of the delivery of care

  • Planning and preparation – putting in place measures to prevent or manage an outbreak

  • Preventing social isolation – reducing impacts of visitor restrictions on residents

  • Workforce and staff mental health – the provision of a healthy workforce

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Professor Lyn Gilbert 

University of Sydney

Professor Lyn Gilbert is an infectious disease physician and clinical microbiologist and has Master’s degree in Bioethics.

She is a senior researcher at the Marie Bashir Institute for Emerging Infections and Biosecurity and at Sydney Health Ethics (formerly Centre for Values, Ethics and the Law in Medicine) at the University of Sydney.

Until recently she was Director of the Centre for Infectious Diseases & Microbiology Laboratory Services and Director of Infection Prevention and Control for Western Sydney Local Health District, at Westmead Hospital.

Her main research interests are prevention, surveillance, control and ethics of communicable diseases of public health importance.

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Steven Coghlan 

Governance Institute of Australia 

Steve brings a wealth of business, advocacy and membership service experience coupled with a well-established network across both Corporate and Government sectors.


Having also been appointed by the Governor General to the Veterans Review Board in January 2019, Steve enjoys working and contributing to the betterment of veterans welfare during his spare time.


He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Politics, a Master’s degree in International Relations, and Diplomas in Business, Personnel Management and Administration. 

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Adam Flynn 

Adam is Associate in the Aged Care, Seniors Living and Disability team at Lavan. In this role he works closely with clients providing legal advice and assisting clients in navigating the increasingly complex regulatory landscape. Alongside Amber Crosthwaite, Adam started Lavan’s NDIS pro-bono practice where he assists clients seeking review of their NDIS plan.  


He has a strong understanding of government regulation, statutory interpretation and legal review of government decisions. Adam was previously on the team of Solicitor Assisting the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety where he gained significant insight into the aged care sector.


Prior to his legal career, Adam worked as a disability support worker and continues to volunteer for a disability service provider.

Certificates of attendances provided