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18 June 2020

Extension of NSW Interim Authorisation Model

Under the Bilateral Agreement between the Commonwealth and State/Territories, the NSW Government is responsible for the regulation of restrictive practices in relation to NSW participants in the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) and NSW NDIS providers.

NSW currently has an interim approach to authorising restrictive practices, which started on 1 July 2018 with the full-scheme NDIS. The interim approach is due to end on 30 June 2020. An interim approach was implemented to allow for a public consultation process to design the way authorisation will occur in the longer term.

The consultation process occurred across July and August of 2019. The process focused only on how the use of restrictive practices should be authorised in NSW.

The key themes and findings from the consultation have been synthesised and are contained in a report that will soon be released to the sector. To allow for further consultation and planning with the sector around the transition to the new model, the current interim model in NSW will be extended until early 2021.

Further communication will occur in July 2020 with regards to the longer term model.

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Last updated: 31 Aug 2020