We want your feedback on legislative changes that will provide greater protection for NDIS participants and registered providers.

What’s being decided?

We are introducing amendments to the Disability Inclusion Act 2018 (Act) to provide clarity for participants in the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) and the sector about restrictive practices.

Restrictive practices are any intervention that restricts the rights or freedom of movement of a person with disability who displays behaviours of concern. The primary purpose of that intervention is to protect that person or others from harm.

The proposed amendments create a streamlined legislative framework that provides greater protection and safeguards for NDIS participants. It also enables South Australia to comply with the national principles for restrictive practices authorisation.

The proposed amendments focus on:

  • the reduction and elimination of restrictive practices
  • supporting the use of appropriately measured and ethical practices including human-rights based, person-centred, evidence-informed proactive strategies.

The Discussion Paper provides an overview of the amendments to the Act. The proposed amendments page and Frequently asked questions (FAQ) page provide further detail on the consultation.

The Easy Read Summary is also available for your review.

We want to hear from people with disability, families, carers and service providers and the sector.

We have developed some questions to inform and guide your feedback.

Get involved

Read the:

Provide your feedback by:

Department of Human Services Disability Access and Inclusion
RE: NDIS Restrictive Practices
PO BOX 292 ADELAIDE SA 5000

How can your input influence the decision?

Your feedback will influence the final policy direction ahead of the proposed Bill’s introduction to Parliament early in 2021.  It will also support the development of regulations, policy, planning, development frameworks and guidelines.

What are the next steps?

Once finalised, the Bill will be introduced to State Parliament for consideration in 2021.

Contact details

For general inquiries, please email us at DHSSADisabilityReformIGR@sa.gov.au

Closing date: 5pm, Friday 29 January 2021

Upcoming key dates

Fri, 29 Jan 2021 at 5:00 PM

CLOSING DATE: New rules about restrictive practices in South Australia

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