The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) will progressively rollout across Queensland over three years from 1 July 2016 to June 2019. NDIS will launch early in North Queensland (Charters Towers, Palm Island and Townsville) on 1 April 2016.
People with a disability can be more vulnerable to abuse, neglect, and exploitation than other members of the community. A high priority for the department is to increase the safety of people with a disability when they are accessing funded services.
Under the Disability Services Act 2006, a person who hold a blue card issued by Blue Card Services, and who is required to undergo criminal history screening under the yellow card system, must apply for a Positive Exemption Notice (an exemption from obtaining a yellow card).
Frequently asked questions regarding criminal history screening.
The Disability Services Act 2006 outlines the criminal history screening requirements for people engaged by department funded non-government service providers. In order to carry out the screening process, the department will collect information through a range of forms.