Title Over 500 rural homes may seek exemption to mandated 24/7 nurses: podcast Degree of recognition National Media name/outlet Aged Care Insight Media type Web Duration/Length/Size 17.03 minutes Country/Territory Australia Date 18/08/22 Description Close to 20 per cent of Australian rural and remote aged care facilities may apply for an exemption to the mandated requirement to have nurses on site 24/7, due to come into effect by July next year.
Associate Professor of Nursing Maree Bernoth from Charles Sturt University says that while some aged care homes will need more time to acquire staff, she worries about the exemption lacking a time limit.
"If you receive an exemption, then it should be a requirement to have a plan to address why you asked for one," Maree says.
Producer/Author Elise Hartevelt URL https://www.agedcareinsite.com.au/2022/08/over-500-rural-homes-may-seek-exemption-to-mandated-24-7-nurses-podcast/ Persons Maree Bernoth
- registered nurses
- aged care
- rural aged care
- change in legislation
- Registered Nurses 24/7
- exemptions to legislation