The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is now in place across Australia, following its final implementation in the state of Western Australia on 1 December 2020.
The NDIS Commission commenced the scheme roll-out on 1 July 2018 in New South Wales and South Australia, and 1 July 2019 in Tasmania, Victoria, the Australian Capital Territory, Queensland and the Northern Territory.
With NDIS Commission now operating in every state and territory, it means that:
· The NDIS Code of Conduct applies to all providers and workers across Australia
· Registered providers need to meet NDIS Practice Standards, report certain types of incidents, report restrictive practices, and have a strong complaints system in place
· NDIS participants can contact the NDIS Commission to raise a concern or make a complaint about the quality or safety of their NDIS-funded services or support, no matter where they are in Australia