The NDIS is a new way of providing individualised support for people with permanent disability that affects the ability to take part in everyday activities.
NDIS is being implemented by the National Disability Insurance Agency. It connects participants with community and mainstream supports and funds reasonable and necessary supports to assist them to pursue their goals and aspirations, and participate in life.
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.
The Disability Services Act 2006 outlines the criminal history screening requirements for people engaged by NDIS non-government service providers.
Under the Disability Services Act 2006 criminal history screening will be mandatory for all persons engaged by an NDIS non-government service provider.
From 1 April 2016, legislative changes to the Disability Services Act 2006 will ensure Queenslanders with disability who become participants of NDIS will have the same level of safeguards as people with disability who are currently receiving specialist disability services funded by the Department of Communities Child Safety and Disability Services.
In particular, the department will have the authority to undertake the criminal history screening of persons engaged by NDIS non-government service providers.
The Disability Services Act 2006 outlines the criminal history screening requirements for people engaged by Department of Communities, Child Safety and Disability Services funded non-government service providers or NDIS non-government service providers.