Submission to FAHCSIA on proposed rules for the National Disability Insurance Scheme

26 March 2013
NRHA submission to the Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs on the proposed rules for the National Disability Insurance Scheme. The submission called for: seamless sharing of personal and medical information between agencies and support providers; less limitation on who may provide support; recognition of the need to deliver disability support in a manner sensitive to the race, beliefs and cultural practices of the participant; acknowledgement of the greater costs associated with providing disability support in rural and remote areas; and flexibility to allow the level of support provided to participants to be determined, in part, by where the participant lives.