Aged Care and Elder Law Conference
Start time 21 Nov 2019 9:00am (Australia - Melbourne)
End time 21 Nov 2019 4:30pm (Australia - Melbourne)
Location Leo Cussen Centre for Law, Level 16, 15 William Street, Melbourne
Speaker See full program details
Catering Includes morning tea, lunch, and afternoon tea
Designed for Legal practitioners
Product Code C19039

Aged Care and Elder Law Conference

21 Nov 2019 9:00am - 21 Nov 2019 4:30pm (Australia - Melbourne)
Leo Cussen Centre for Law, Level 16, 15 William Street, Melbourne

Contact Reception on 03 8667 5667 to book your free 3rd place!


Early bird price available until Friday, 25 October 2019: $695 (incl. GST)
Full price: $725 (incl. GST)


Aged Care Update 2019 - 2020  

This session will provide practitioners with a review of the most recent, significant legislative updates and trends in Aged Care including:

  • Single Aged Care Quality Framework and Standards;

  • Clinical Governance Framework;

  • Open Disclosure Framework;

  • New Charter of Aged Care Rights effective from 1 July 2019;

  • Aged Care Amendment (Resident Welfare & Provider Disclosure) Act 2019;

  • National Quality Indicator Program;

  • Government promotion of Home Care;

  • NDIS Quality and Safeguards Commission effective 1 July 2019;

  • Voluntary Assisted Dying Act 2017 (Vic) commenced on 19 June 2019;

  • Introduction of the Retirement Village Code of Conduct (the Code);

  • More Choice for a Longer Life Package;

  • Review into the regulations controlling the administration and management of medications in the Victorian Aged Care sector.

Negotiating the Retirement Village Agreement and Tips when Advising the Resident Client 

From management agreements and legal structures, to the financial considerations, navigating through the retirement village agreement is often extensive and complicated. This session will discuss the issues faced when negotiating Retirement Village Agreements and will cover:

  • Common legal structures for retirement villages;

  • Management Agreements – What to look out for;

  • Financial considerations –Fees, Rent, Recurring Charges, Departure fees etc;

  • What needs to be covered in the Retirement Village Agreement;

  • The clauses you need to be wary of;

  • Tips for Ongoing Contract Review.

Hot Topic! CCTV and Aged Care – Recording and Privacy Issues  

This session provides an overview of the options and risks in utilising various surveillance techniques and covers:

  • An overview of Surveillance legislation in Victoria as it impacts this area;

  • Privacy Rights – Employees / Residents;

  • CCTV and Elder Abuse;

  • Who can access CCTV footage;

  • Consent and Capacity of the resident to be filmed;

  • Family members installing hidden cameras;

  • Intersection of Relevant legislation – Surveillance Law including CCTV, Human Rights, Workplace Surveillance Laws, Privacy Act, Aged Care Legislation, and contractual rights between provider and resident;

  • Document Retention, Records Management and Destruction Practices;

  • Data Security.

Granny Flat Arrangements – Advice, Considerations and What happens when it all goes wrong  

This session will discuss the different types of granny flat arrangements and the advice you need to provide to your client when entering into this type of arrangement.

This session will cover:

  • Advising on Granny Flat Arrangements –acting for multiple parties - Wise or Unwise?;

  • Advising on Granny Flat Arrangements – Different types / Benefits and Risks;

  • Financial considerations for the Parent / Family Members;

  • Advising on and Documenting the Arrangement – Deed of Family Arrangement;

  • Centrelink’s “Granny Flat” and Gifting Rules;

  • Pensions – How this may affect your client;

  • Tax Implications;

  • Impacts on the Estate;

  • When the Granny Flat arrangement goes wrong – Family disputes, Insolvency, Divorce settlements and property affected etc.

Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety  

This session will outline its impact on:

  • Systemic Elder Abuse;

  • Staff Assaults on Residents;

  • Restrictions on Freedom;

  • Food Quality and Malnutrition.

Physical and Medicinal Restraints on Residents – Legal Obligations on the Aged Care Facility or Resident Provider  

This is an evolving area with changes from 1 July 2019 and more on the horizon. This session will outline:

  • Stronger Regulatory Scheme to minimise the inappropriate use of restraints;

  • Threatening Resident Behaviour and the use of Restraints;

  • What happens when a staff member is physically abused or injured;

  • What happens when a resident is injured by use of physical or medicinal restraint;

  • Reporting Obligations under the new Regulatory Scheme.

Negligence and Death in a Care Facility  

This session will address situations when injury, illness or death has occurred by reason of neglect or other alleged negligence or recklessness and will cover:

  • Aged Care Complaints - Responding to Complaints so they don’t escalate;

  • Negligence Actions and Aged Care Litigation;

  • What happens when a resident dies ‘prematurely’;

  • Advising on Coronial Inquiries and Investigations;

  • Admissible evidence.


Total CPD Units: 6.0

Professional Skills: 1.0
Substantive Law: 5.0
(includes GST)