A restrictive practice is an action that restricts your rights or freedom of movement.
There are 5 types
By law, restrictive practices must be used by service providers only as a last resort and in the least restrictive form.
Aged care providers must have a behaviour support plan in place for every consumer who has restrictive practices considered, applied or used as part of their care. This plan must include evidence of consent from the consumer or their substitute decision-maker.
Documents and external links
Learn more about restrictive practices in aged care. These documents and websites offer help, strategies, and practical information. Brief descriptions are provided for each document or link.
What are restrictive practices? Consumer resources
Read and download
a poster and guide which outlines restrictive practices and in what situations they can be applied.
Information is also provided to explain how people can contact the Commission if there are concerns.
Informed consent for the use of restrictive practice factsheet
Download the Australian Department of Health and Aged Care factsheet providing an overview of informed consent for the use of restrictive practice including who can provide consent and documenting consent.