The Joint Standing Committee called for submissions on Independent Assessments under the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).
The National Mental Health Consumer & Carer Forum (NMHCCF) submitted a response to the call for submissions on 31 March 2021.
The National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) proposed to introduce Independent Assessments as part of the NDIS access and planning processes in 2021. The NMHCCF submission is focused on the Terms of Reference (k) – the appropriateness of Independent Assessments for people with psychosocial disability and the associated links to other relevant terms of reference (including d, e, f and g); and outlines what is required to support people with psychosocial disability to ensure they have choice, control and life-long support through the NDIS.
The NMHCCF’s submission focused on the following key points:
NMHCCF - Submission: Inquiry into the NDIA Independent Assessments program - March 2021
To find out more about the NMHCCF’s other submissions, click here.
To find out more about this submission process, please visit the Parliament of Australia website.