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National Disability Insurance Scheme Amendment (Participant Service Guarantee and Other Measures) Bill 2022

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  • National Disability Insurance Scheme Amendment (Participant Service Guarantee and Other Measures) Bill 2021
Type
Government
Portfolio
National Disability Insurance Scheme
Originating house
House of Representatives
Status
Act
Parliament no
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Summary

Implements certain recommendations of the 2019 review of the

National Disability Insurance Scheme Act 2013
(the Tune review) by amending the: National Disability Insurance Scheme Act 2013 to establish the Participant Service Guarantee to provide timeframes and engagement principles for how the National Disability Insurance Agency undertakes key administrative processes; enable participant’s plans to be varied without requiring a full plan review; amend the objects and principles of the Act; clarify the eligibility criteria for people with psychosocial disability; streamline certain administrative processes for participants; provide clarity in relation to decisions about plan management requests and extend the risk assessment process for self-management of funding to those using registered plan management providers; enable the National Disability Insurance Agency to make direct payments on behalf of participants; and remove redundant provisions and make technical amendments; and
DisabilityCare Australia Fund Act 2013
to make a consequential amendment.

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