NDIS Restrictive Practices Authorisation Scheme - Stage 3

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Have your say on the ICT system and resources for NDIS providers using restrictive practices when delivering NDIS supports for NDIS participants.

What's being decided?

The Disability Inclusion (Restrictive Practices – NDIS) Amendment Bill 2021 was passed on 11 May 2021. It creates a legislative framework for the use of restrictive practices by NDIS providers for NDIS participants. It establishes the new roles of the Senior Authorising Officer and the Authorised Program Officers, who have responsibility for reviewing and approving the use of restrictive practices.

In this stage of consultation, NDIS service providers can help us shape the Restrictive Practices System that will be used to apply for, authorise, document and report the use of restrictive practices. The Restrictive Practices System can be found at www.rps.sa.gov.au

NDIS service providers can also provide feedback about the supporting resources for this ICT platform.

Background

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

The consultation processes have demonstrated that there is strong community support to provide safeguards for people with disability, and to ensure that restrictive practices are only used as a last resort.

Public consultations have been held about the regulations and guidelines for restrictive practices. Your feedback has helped us ensure that the regulations and guidelines are clear, simple and effective.

Get involved

Find out more about our previous consultations on the NDIS Restrictive Practices Authorisation Scheme:

Have your say on the first release of the Restrictive Practices System by:

What are the next steps?

Feedback from NDIS providers about the first release of the Restrictive Practices System will help us develop an ICT platform and supporting resources that are:

  • easy for people to understand and use
  • reflect best practice and service requirements
  • simplifies administration.

The consultation reports will be available on YourSAy at the end of each consultation stage.

The legislation, regulations and guidelines will commence in the first half of 2022.

Have your say on the ICT system and resources for NDIS providers using restrictive practices when delivering NDIS supports for NDIS participants.

What's being decided?

The Disability Inclusion (Restrictive Practices – NDIS) Amendment Bill 2021 was passed on 11 May 2021. It creates a legislative framework for the use of restrictive practices by NDIS providers for NDIS participants. It establishes the new roles of the Senior Authorising Officer and the Authorised Program Officers, who have responsibility for reviewing and approving the use of restrictive practices.

In this stage of consultation, NDIS service providers can help us shape the Restrictive Practices System that will be used to apply for, authorise, document and report the use of restrictive practices. The Restrictive Practices System can be found at www.rps.sa.gov.au

NDIS service providers can also provide feedback about the supporting resources for this ICT platform.

Background

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

The consultation processes have demonstrated that there is strong community support to provide safeguards for people with disability, and to ensure that restrictive practices are only used as a last resort.

Public consultations have been held about the regulations and guidelines for restrictive practices. Your feedback has helped us ensure that the regulations and guidelines are clear, simple and effective.

Get involved

Find out more about our previous consultations on the NDIS Restrictive Practices Authorisation Scheme:

Have your say on the first release of the Restrictive Practices System by:

What are the next steps?

Feedback from NDIS providers about the first release of the Restrictive Practices System will help us develop an ICT platform and supporting resources that are:

  • easy for people to understand and use
  • reflect best practice and service requirements
  • simplifies administration.

The consultation reports will be available on YourSAy at the end of each consultation stage.

The legislation, regulations and guidelines will commence in the first half of 2022.

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