The National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) has published new documents on the NDIS website, including its latest Operational Guidelines, “Connecting with the mainstream” fact sheets and the NDIA’s first and second quarter reports.
The Operational Guidelines set out the NDIA’s operational information which helps the Agency in making decisions or recommendations affecting participants.
The Operational Guidelines are based on the National Disability Insurance Scheme Act 2013 (NDIS Act) and relevant Rules made under the NDIS Act. They will be reviewed to ensure they are accurate, updated and complete.
They are published under a range of headings on the NDIS website, including the “Operational Guideline on Registered Providers of Supports”. The Registered Providers of Supports guidelines contain operational information about the registration and revocation process for registered providers of supports.
The “Connecting with mainstream” fact sheets provide an overview of how people with disability should be assisted to access supports from mainstream systems; and how to determine whether a support is funded by the NDIS or another system. Wherever possible, the NDIA will assist participants to access mainstream systems.
Each quarter the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) prepares a report on its operations for the Council of Australian Governments (COAG) Disability Reform Council in accordance with section 174 of the National Disability Insurance Scheme Act 2013. These reports are known as quarterly reports.
The quarterly reports provide the COAG Disability Reform Council with information (including statistics) about participants in each jurisdiction and the funding or provision of supports by the NDIA in each jurisdiction.