National Disability Insurance Scheme News

The EFA Enquirer: 21 November 2023

 

In this edition

  • City of Charles Sturt NDIS Networking Event
  • NDIS Commission action to revoke NDIS registrations

City of Charles Sturt NDIS Networking Event

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We were excited to be asked by the City of Charles Sturt to co-present at their recent NDIS Networking Event on the 16th November 2023 and talk about the upcoming NDIS reforms.  Our Director, Sharon Floyd spoke about the recommendations from the Disability Royal Commission which are likely to impact on provider compliance obligations. We were honoured to be presenting alongside some amazing NDIS experts – Dr Guy Turnbull (Managing Director, VIVA Mutual Foundation) and Brendon Grail (Director Grail Group Consulting and Engels Floyd Quality Consulting Associate) who brought a wealth of knowledge and experience to the discussion. 

The proactive engagement of enthusiastic NDIS providers reflects a collective readiness to navigate the potential changes arising from the NDIS reforms. Anticipating and preparing for these changes is crucial for organisations to stay ahead and ensure they can effectively adapt to any new regulations or standards that may emerge.

If you have not already, we urge all NDIS providers to start thinking and planning for the recommendations from the Disability Royal Commission and NDIS Review may impact your organisation.  

It is expected that that findings of the NDIS review will be released in December 2023. We will keep you posted on the key outcomes of the NDIS Review and how they will impact NDIS providers.


NDIS Commission action to revoke NDIS registrations

We understand the NDIS Commission is being proactive in chasing up NDIS providers who are not meeting their registration requirements, including those providers who are overdue in their NDIS audits. These providers have been sent letters revoking their NDIS registration status. Remember that you as a provider are responsible for monitoring your audit and registration dates – it isn’t the responsibility of your audit body, so please stay on top of this!

The NDIS Commission have the power to revoke the registration of a person as a registered NDIS provider under Section 73P of the NDIS Act 2013. 

Factors that the NDIS Commission will consider under section 73P(2) include:

  • the nature, significance and persistence of any contravention, or proposed contravention, of the NDIS Act
  • action that can be taken to address any contravention, or proposed contravention, of the NDIS Act
  • the extent (if any) to which the person is conducting its affairs as a registered NDIS provider in a way that may cause harm to, or jeopardise, public trust in the NDIS;
  • the health, safety or wellbeing of people with disability receiving supports or services from the person
  • any other matter the Commissioner considers relevant.

On receipt of the letter the NDIS Commission allows providers 28 days to make a submission on the matter before final revocation of your registration.

If you have any NDIS registration queries or you have received a letter like this and would like some advice, please let us know and we will arrange a complimentary consultation.  We can be contacted on 1300 790 194 or info@engelsfloyd.com.  We look forward to hearing from you.

 


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