Preparing for the Serious Incident Response Scheme: My Aged Care Service and Support portal
26 Nov 2022
From 1 December 2022 the Serious Incident Response Scheme (SIRS) will extend beyond residential aged care to include providers of home and flexible aged care provided in home or community settings.
Providers must use the My Aged Care Service and Support portal to notify the Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission if a reportable incident occurs. The SIRS Notice form will appear in the portal on 1 December 2022 for providers that deliver care in home or community settings.
For information about accessing or using the portal, see the Service and Support Portal resources on the Department of Health and Aged Care website.
Provider guidance material on SIRS is available on the Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission website.
Source: Your Aged Care Update #28, Department of Health and Aged Care