NDIS Quality and Safeguards Commission, NDIA and NDS to deliver forums for full roll out
In less than three months, the NDIS will be fully rolled out in New South Wales, promising new participant and provider pathways and a range of reforms from the Independent Pricing Review. At the same time, providers will need to embrace a new regulatory framework with the implementation of the national Quality and Safeguarding framework in the state from 1 July 2018.
To assist NDIS providers to assess the challenges and opportunities for their organisations, NDS is partnering with the NDIS Quality and Safeguards Commission and the National Disability Insurance Agency to deliver a series of provider forums throughout New South Wales in May and June.
The forums will include presentations from:
- The NDIS Quality and Safeguards Commission, including an overview of the Commission’s operations; the process for transferring provider registrations from the NDIS to the Commission; ongoing requirements of providers in respect of TPV (now called ‘certification’ for most providers); and measures providers can take to ensure compliance with the new framework;
- The NDIA, who will update providers on the impact on the 2018-2019 Price Guide of the Independent Pricing Review’s recommendations; the SDA assessment process and the interface with SIL; and preparations for participants entering their second, third and fourth years in the Scheme with a focus on ‘planning for plan reviews’ and provider accountability requirements (particularly for providers of capacity building supports like Support Coordination where reports on progress towards goal achievement are a requirement of the funding);
- The Commonwealth Department of Health, about the Continuity of Supports programs for people ineligible for the NDIS because they are over 65 in areas where this program will be rolling out from May 2018; and
- FACS will also deliver final messages about funding acquittals and arrangements post-July 2018.
For further information and to register, please visit the NDIS Provider Forums event page.