NDIS Guides for Physicians and Paediatricians
The rollout of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) across Australia will change the disability interface with existing sectors, including health. The RACP's NDIS Guides are a resource for physicians, paediatricians and other health professionals to access practical information that can help them navigate the scheme, and support their patients.
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The RACP has developed the NDIS Guides for Physicians and Paediatricians to support RACP Members.
This section provides information about the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).
This section explains the purpose of the Information, Linkages and Capacity Building (ILC) framework which is an integral part of the overall structure of the National Disability Insurance Scheme.
The Australian Government is currently working with States and Territories to progressively implement the smaller separate but related National Injury Insurance Scheme (NIIS).
This section outlines the key functions of the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA).
The NDIS will provide for reasonable and necessary supports. The definition of reasonable and necessary supports is outlined below. The NDIS is not responsible for provision of income to participants.
This section covers current eligibility rules and guidance from the NDIS, the meaning of ‘impairment’ in an NDIS context, qualifying medical conditions, and other useful information about eligibility.
This section provides an overview of disability demographics and trends in Australia and outlines the key policy instrument used by the NDIA to understand functioning and impairment as it relates to a person’s disability.
After a person has been deemed eligible for the scheme by the NDIA they become a “participant” of the NDIS.
This section provides an overview of the complaints and appeals processes associated with decisions of the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA).
An NDIS National Quality and Safeguarding Framework (the Framework) has been developed and was endorsed by the Council of Australian Governments in mid-December 2016.
The Council of Australian Governments (COAG) has agreed that the NDIS will fund personalised supports related to people’s disability support needs, unless those supports form part of another service.
The NDIS relationship with key policy instruments, data sources and the international and national legislative framework are summarised in this section.
This section will outline the values and philosophical underpinnings of the NDIS.
The National Disability Insurance Scheme is the largest social reform in Australia since the introduction of Medicare in the mid-1970s.
The National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) operates under specific privacy obligations to respect and protect the privacy of participants of the scheme.
These guides were developed by the Royal Australasian College of Physicians, and National Disability Services (NDS). NDS is Australia's peak body for non-government disability service organisations, representing more than 1100 non-government service providers. Collectively, NDS members operate several thousand services for Australians with all types of disability.
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