Last month, the NDIS Commission announced a range of changes to the Standards, based on recent inquiries and reviews, including evidence given to the Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability. As of 15 November, disability support providers are required to meet new and amended requirements under the National Disability Insurance Scheme (Quality Indicators) Guidelines 2018. This includes compliance with three new standards:
- Emergency and disaster management (core)
- Mealtime management (core)
- Severe dysphagia management (high-intensity daily personal activities)
Additional updates have also been made across a range of core modules as well as supplementary modules for Early Childhood Supports and Verification, with key changes including the introduction of infection prevention and control indicators and insurance requirements for all providers.
To support providers through their implementation of these new requirements, MOA has released a free bridging tool for all NDIS providers, helping them to proactively identify and address gaps in their systems, processes and practices. This tool can be found on your Overview and Data Entry screens.
As always, MOA has immediately adapted its suite of tools in response to changes made to the NDIS Practice Standards and best practice guidance, helping you to ensure ongoing compliance and the delivery of the highest quality supports.
Our standard audits for December were updated prior to release, while 2022 will also see the introduction of several new core tools for our partner providers, including:
- D16: Oral health
- D17: Disaster and emergency management
- D18: Infection prevention and control
- D19: Mealtime Management
Are you providing Severe Dysphagia Management for your participants?
MOA tools related to supplementary NDIS modules are displayed in your schedule based on your registration groups. Please contact us to update your service profile if you will be requiring access to our new supplementary audit, E1.4: Severe Dysphagia Management, in 2022.