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Serious Incident Reporting Scheme


May 27, 2021
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Other Time Zones:
1.00pm - 4.00pm (NSW, ACT, Tas, Vic, QLD)
12.30pm - 3.30pm (SA, NT)
11.00am – 2.00pm (WA)
$270.00 – $300.00


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Fleur graduated from the University of Tasmania in 1995 with a Bachelor of Nursing and has worked across the acute and aged care sector in Tasmania and overseas. In 2002, Fleur graduated from the University of Tasmania with a Bachelor of Laws and was admitted to Legal Practice as a qualified Legal Practitioner. She is currently admitted to the Supreme Court of Tasmania and the High Court of Australia. For 18 years combining both her legal and clinical knowledge Fleur has provided advice to health care providers in both the aged care sector and the acute care sector. Fleur has worked as a consultant in Melbourne with a firm specialising in health law, for 11 years as the in house Medico-Legal Advisor at the Royal Hobart Hospital and Manager of Legal Services. Fleur has worked for 7 years as a Consultant with MDA National Australia providing medico-legal and risk management education to members across Australia and is a regular presenter with the College of Surgeons and ANZCA. Fleur has provided advice on a number of clinical reviews. She has participated as a member of clinical review committees, safety and quality committees and as a long- standing member of the Ethics Committee for the Tasmanian Health Service. Fleur currently works in private practice and is the senior lawyer responsible for managing the professional negligence claims made against the legal profession in Tasmania. Fleur also has a role in providing advice to the Legal Profession on emerging risks. This includes lecturing on risk management at the University of Tasmania Legal Professional Practice Course. Fleur continues to provide advice and education to private health care providers.

May 27, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

$270.00 – $300.00
The Australian Government launched the Serious Incident Response Scheme (SIRS) on Thursday 1 April 2021. SIRS aims to reduce injury and harm to residents and older people accessing ageing services. It will do this by expanding the range of incidents aged care providers, will need to report to the Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission (ACQSC).The first round of reporting includes critical incidents (those incidents that did or could have caused physical or psychological injury requiring treatment; and involves urgent reportable incidents within 24 hours.A training session is available to assist aged care providers to understand the legislative requirements and support consumers, families and staff involved in serious and critical incidents to maintain compliance with reporting obligations. This includes an understanding of the definitions of a reportable incident and when a report must be made.The session will also explore how a reportable incident should be practically managed internally and externally including the management of reporting obligations to the police, Commission and Coroner’s Office. The workshop proposes the following learning objectives:
  • Identify the legislative provisions applicable to the Serious Incident Response Scheme (Scheme).
  • Explain the compulsory reporting obligations of the Scheme including what constitutes a reportable incident and what is not a reportable incident.
  • Identify the steps that need to be taken by staff when reporting serious incidents.
  • Explain the role of the Commission and the service when incidents have been reported.
  • Identify the steps to be taken to support consumers, families and staff who are involved in a reportable incident.