Royal Australasian College of Practitioners:
NDIS Position Statement
The Royal Australasian College of Practitioners has released their position statement on the NDIS and its relevance for the health of people with a disability.
The recommendations are intended for a broad audience, including physicians and the broader health sector; the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA); governments; disability service providers; and people living with disability and their families and carers.
Aim of Position Statement:
The aim is to highlight some of the ways in which health professionals and the health sector are working with the NDIA and the disability sector to support the rollout of the NDIS and the health and wellbeing of people living with disability.
Challenges that exist for inter-sectoral collaboration and opportunities to improve outcomes for people living with a disability are explored.
The RACP states it is:
“Strongly supportive of the NDIS and its underlying values and principles, as it will enable thousands of people to obtain the support they need to fully participate in society through a sustainable, person centred approach that offers them choice and control.”
For more information about the College’s work regarding the NDIS, including the NDIS Guides for Physicians and Paediatricians go to the RACP NDIS Policy & Advocacy page