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Restraint and cognitive impairment

In addition to focusing on eliminating the use of restraint for people with mental illness, in 2019–20 the Commission focused on minimising restraint for people with cognitive impairment. Options for supporting health service organisations to minimise and, where possible, eliminate the use of chemical, physical and mechanical restraint were further explored in 2019–20. The Commission also continued to provide representatives and expert advice to the Ministerial Aged Care Clinical Advisory Committee, which is examining regulations to reduce chemical and physical restraint.