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NDIS COMMISSION -Why it matters to you

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So What?

You may be wondering why you need to know anything about the NDIS Quality and Safeguards Commission (or just the NDIS Commission). We think its important because from 1 July 2018, the NDIS Commission will take on some jobs the NDIA and other agencies were doing. In our opinion, the most important job they have is to be responding to abuse claims, complaints and reportable incidents.

Who is the NDIS Quality and Safeguards Commission?

The NDIS Quality and Safeguards Commission is a new independent agency that will be responsible for the quality and safety of NDIS supports and services.
They will build a new nationally consistent approach so participants can access services and supports that promote choice, control and dignity.
 
 

When does the Commission start its work?

 
The Commission will commence operating from 1 July 2018 in some states (NSW & SA) and then rolling out in other states until 1 July 2020 when it will be operating nationally.  Find out when it rolls out in your area.
 

What will the Commission do?

  • respond to abuse concerns, complaints and reportable incidents of NDIS participants 
  • help empower participants to exercise their rights to access good quality services as informed, protected consumers
  • register and regulate NDIS providers
  • be responsible for the new NDIS Code of Conduct and Practice Standards 
  • promote best practice to NDIS providers on their responsibilities and how to deliver culturally responsive services
  • monitor compliance, investigate and take action where there is non-compliance with NDIS Code of Conduct and Practice Standards 
  • monitor the use of restrictive practices within the NDIS 
  • develop a nationally consistent NDIS worker screening framework
  •  build capacity for people with disability, NDIS providers and workers
To find out more and when the NDIS Commission rolls out in your area visit the NDIS Commission website