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NDIS legislation - draft bill

NDIS legislation - draft bill

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The draft legislation for the Federal Government's National Disability Insurance Scheme.
The draft legislation for the Federal Government's National Disability Insurance Scheme.

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Published by: ABC News Online on Nov 26, 2012
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2010-2011-2012
 
The Parliament of theCommonwealth of AustraliaHOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
NATIONAL DISABILITY INSURANCE SCHEME BILL2012 NO. , 2012
A BILL FOR AN ACT TO ESTABLISH THE NATIONALDISABILITY INSURANCE SCHEME, AND FOR RELATEDPURPOSES
EXPOSURE-DRAFTFAMILIES, HOUSING, COMMUNITY SERVICES AND INDIGENOUSAFFAIRS
 
 
Contents
Chapter 1—Introduction ..................................................................................... 1
 
Part 1—Preliminary ........................................................................................ 1
 
Part 2—Objects and principles ......................................................................... 3
 
Part 3—Simplified outline ................................................................................ 6
 
Part 4—Definitions ......................................................................................... 8
 
Part 5—Ministerial Council..............................................................................14
 
Chapter 2—Assistance for people with disability and others ............................. 15
 
Chapter 3—Participants and their plans ............................................................ 17
 
Part 1—Becoming a participant .......................................................................17
 
Part 2—Participants’ plans .............................................................................24
 
Division 1—Principles relating to plans .....................................................24
 
Division 2—Preparing participants’ plans ..................................................25
 
Division 3—Managing the funding for supports under participants’ plans ......31
 
Division 4—Reviewing and changing participants’ plans .............................34
 
Chapter 4—Administration ................................................................................ 36
 
Part 1—General matters ................................................................................36
 
Division 1—Participants and prospective participants .................................36
 
Division 2—Other persons ......................................................................38
 
Division 3—Interaction with other laws ....................................................40
 
Part 2—Privacy .............................................................................................41
 
Part 3—Registered providers of supports .........................................................45
 
Part 4—Children ...........................................................................................48
 
Part 5—Nominees .........................................................................................51
 
Division 1—Functions and responsibilities of nominees ..............................51
 
Division 2—Appointment and cancellation or suspension of appointment ......57
 
Division 3—Other matters relating to nominees ........................................62
 
Part 6—Review of decisions............................................................................63
 
Chapter 5—Compensation payments ................................................................ 66
 
Part 1—Requirement to take action to obtain compensation ...............................66
 
Part 2—Agency may recover compensation fixed after NDIS amounts have beenpaid ............................................................................................................68
 
Part 3—Recovery from compensation payers and insurers .................................71
 
Part 4—CEO may disregard certain payments ...................................................76
 
Chapter 6—National Disability Insurance Scheme Launch Transition Agency ... 77
 
Part 1—National Disability Insurance Scheme Launch Transition Agency ..............77
 
Part 2—Board of the Agency ..........................................................................80
 
Division 1—Establishment and functions ..................................................80
 
Division 2—Members of the Board ...........................................................81
 
Division 3—Meetings of the Board ...........................................................86
 
Part 3—Independent Advisory Council .............................................................88
 
Division 1—Establishment and function ....................................................88
 
Division 2—Members of the Advisory Council ............................................90
 
Division 3—Procedures of the Advisory Council .........................................95
 
Part 4—Chief Executive Officer and staff etc. ....................................................96
 
Division 1—Chief Executive Officer ..........................................................96
 
Division 2—Staff etc. .............................................................................99
 
Part 5—Reporting and planning .................................................................... 100
 
Division 1—Reporting .......................................................................... 100
 

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