Department of Communities, Disability Services and Seniors

Disability Services Act 2006

The Disability Services Act 2006 took effect on 1 July 2006.

The Act provides the strongest foundation Queenslanders have ever had for promoting the rights of people with a disability, increasing their wellbeing and encouraging their participation in the life of the community.

Under the Act, all workers and volunteers must undergo criminal history screening every three years. People working in funded non-government service providers will be issued with a positive notice card that verifies they have had a criminal history screening within the past three years.

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