The provision of hearing services under the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)

Joint Standing Committee on the NDIS – Hearing Services Terms of Reference

As part of the committee’s inquiry into the implementation, performance and governance of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), the committee will examine the issue of how hearing services are transitioned to, and delivered through, the NDIS.

The terms of reference for the inquiry are as follows:

  1. That the joint committee inquire into and report on the provision of hearing services under the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), with particular reference to:
    1. the eligibility criteria for determining access to, and service needs of, deaf and hearing impaired people under the NDIS;
    2. delays in receiving services, with particular emphasis on early intervention services;
    3. the adequacy of funding for hearing services under the NDIS;
    4. the accessibility of hearing services, including in rural and remote areas;
    5. the principle of choice of hearing service provider;
    6. the liaison with key stakeholders in the design of NDIS hearing services, particularly in the development of reference packages;
    7. investment in research and innovation in hearing services; and
    8. any other related matters.

The joint committee to report by 23 March 2017. 

The committee tabled an interim report on 14 September 2017.

Submissions

The committee calls for submissions on the provision of hearing services under the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).

The due date for submissions is 30 January 2017.

Committee Secretariat contact:

Joint Standing Committee on the National Disability Insurance Scheme
PO Box 6100
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

Phone: +61 2 6277 3083
Fax: +61 2 6277 5829
ndis.sen@aph.gov.au

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