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National Disability Insurance Scheme Quality and Safeguarding Framework

6th March 2017

COAG Decision Regulation Impact Statement – COAG Disability Reform Council

On 9 December 2016, the Council of Australian Governments (COAG) endorsed a 2 September 2016 decision of the COAG Disability Reform Council to adopt a national quality and safeguarding framework to apply to providers of supports under the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).

The framework is intended to provide a level of consumer protection for participants in the NDIS and includes:

  • an independent national complaints and serious incidents system
  • worker screening requirements
  • national registration and a Code of Conduct for providers
  • reducing and eliminating restrictive practices applied to service recipients.

The Australian Government Department of Social Services prepared a Decision Regulation Impact Statement (RIS) that was provided to the Disability Reform Council for their decision. The RIS was assessed as compliant by the Office of Best Practice Regulation under the COAG RIS requirements.

A Consultation RIS was previously published on 16 February 2015.

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