New inquiry into NDIS assessments

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The Joint Standing Committee have just announced they will hold an inquiry into the use of independent assessments in the NDIS.

NDIA CEO Martin Hoffman and NDIS Scheme Actuary Sarah Johnson appearing before a Senate inquiry. Senator Jordon Steele-John appears by video link.

The committee will investigate:

  • The reasons for the introduction of independent assessments
  • The data and the modelling that sits behind their introduction
  • How assessments will be used to determine eligibility and access to the NDIS
  • How assessments will be used in planning – and how they will be used to determine individual plans and budgets
  • Where else in the world assessments have been used like this – and what effect they have had
  • The independence, qualifications, training, expertise of assessors
  • How appropriate the assessments are for people with different types of disability, and for people who come from different backgrounds – such as First Nations people with disability or people from a culturally or linguistically diverse background
  • Anything else that takes the committee’s fancy.

This is good news. It means the committee has heard your concerns – and wants to dive deeper and hear more.

Source: Every Australian Counts

 


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