Which system assists with rehabilitation?
The NDIS and the health system will work closely together where a person needs rehabilitation following an accident or injury. Where the initial rehabilitation is needed following injury, accident or other medical event, the support is the responsibility of the health system. This means that any surgery or treatment following an injury, accident or other medical event is not funded by the NDIS.
The health system would provide supports that enable a person to regain their maximum achievable level of functioning. This could include, for example, care in a rehabilitation unit, or home based rehabilitation services, after a spinal cord injury.
The NDIS assists the participant once the health system has provided these rehabilitation services. The supports offered by the Scheme may include:
- home modifications, aids and equipment personal care and
- domestic assistance to enable the participant to live independently in the community
- on-going allied health or other therapies to enable the participant to maintain their level of functioning.