Sabine Phillips 

Sabine Phillips is a Partner in Gadens Disputes Team, specialising in health, aged care and disability services. She represents health, aged and disability care clients in areas such as risk management, inquiries and investigations, dispute resolution, coronial inquests and policy review and development. Sabine also undertakes corporate and clinical governance reviews and facilitation of Board planning.

Sabine is a Registered Nurse [Division 1] (non-practising) and has worked as an operator of aged care facilities.  Sabine has a Masters degree in Law and a Masters degree in Business.

Sabine is a director of Uniting AgeWell and a FAICD (Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors).  She is also a past director of Northern Health (where she chaired the Audit & Risk Committee) and former Board Member of Australian Children’s Education & Care Quality Authority (ACECQA) and Alzheimer’s Australia (Vic) Inc.

Sabine was nominated by peers as a “Best Lawyer” in the 2016, 2017 and 2018 Awards in the category of Retirement Villages and Senior Living Law.

Sabine will be presenting How would you run your business if there was no Aged Care Act?

The current legislative structure effectively dictates governance and business structure in aged care in a culture of regulatory compliance and stifles creativity.  Quality care does not come from regulatory compliance.  In an environment where the balance of who pays for the services is tipping toward the consumer, we need a new model. The Draft Quality Standards have identified that legislative compliance for providers of aged care services is not limited to the Aged Care Act and providers should start to focus their businesses on what is the best outcome for the business which is directly related to the satisfaction and outcomes to residents.

Monday Concurrent A1: legal and Regulatory- Changing Rules 11:00-11:30