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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2021 Week 01 Hansard (Thursday, 3 December 2020) . . Page.. 266 ..


Ms Davidson: The answer to the member’s question is as follows:

(1) The National Disability Insurance Agency reported 1,053 National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) registered service providers in the ACT in their ACT September 2020 dashboard. Providers range from sole traders to larger for-profit companies, and provide a range of services from domestic services, personal support services, supported accommodation service through to specialist therapy services. A full list of registered providers and the service they provide is available on the NDIS website: www.ndis.gov.au

(2) The Disability Services Act 1991 (the Act), and associated regulations and instruments, is the legislation that guides the oversight of Specialist Disability Service Providers (SDSP) operating in the ACT. The Act requires that all SDSPs comply with relevant standards as well as with other quality and safeguarding provisions.

Standards approved by the Disability Services (Standards) Declaration 2014 (No 1), made under section 5A of the Act include:

Home Care Standards

National Standards for Disability Services

National Standards for Mental Health Services

Disability Standards for Education

Disability Advocacy Standards

Regulation of NDIS registered disability providers is the responsibility of the NDIS Quality and Safeguards Commission and managed through practice standards made under the National Disability Insurance Scheme Act 2013.

(3) The ACT Government has provided assistance to disability service providers during the transition to the NDIS (2013-2020) through several programs and grants. This funding has supported providers to supply services under the NDIS and to transition their business models to adapt to new funding models introduced by the NDIS. Support has also been provided to those services delivering Information Linkages and Capacity Building programs.

Detailed information on this funding is available in the Community Services Directorate Annual reports and can be found at https://www.communityservices.act.gov.au/publications/annual-reports


Alexander Maconochie Centre—dental services(Question No 80)

Mrs Kikkert asked the Minister for Justice Health, upon notice, on 4 December 2020:

(1) How often are dental services provided on site at the Alexander Maconochie Centre (AMC).

(2) How many dentists work at the same time each day that dental services are available.


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