13 August Submission to NSW inquiry into NDIS Implementation August 13, 2018 By Kris Murphy LMS Admin ECIA News, Sector Development 0 ECIA has drafted a submission to the Inquiry into the implementation of the National Disability Insurance Scheme and the provision of disability services in New South Wales (the Inquiry). Our submission was constructed around member feedback to ECIA’s targeted survey which was circulated to all Executive Officers and Senior Managers of NSW early childhood intervention service providers. Thank you for your continued supported and valued input. ECIA’s submission addressed the following topics: The accessibility of Early Childhood Intervention (ECI) services and Early Childhood Early Intervention (ECEI) services Workforce issues impacting on the delivery of Best Practice ECI services Interface between ECI services and other government and community services Challenges facing ECI service providers and their sustainability We discussed the NSW Transitional ECEI Approach and roll-out of the Early Childhood Partners in NSW from 1 July 2018 and the concerns raised by members. In the interface section we discussed the issues raised in Gaps Position Paper, giving clear examples of the current environment. ECIA also addressed at some length workforce challenges for our sector including the nature of demand for ECI services, recruitment, training, supervision, student placements and the role of Allied Health assistants. We also discussed market and systemic issues (including the NDIS ECI model) facing ECI service providers and how these impact on capacity to provide Best Practice in ECI. ECIA continues to monitor issues in NSW and around Australia, recording issues and concerns on the ECIA Issues Register which is provided to NDIA on ongoing basis. View ECIA's submission Learn more about the NSW inquiry. Related NSW Inquiry into NDIS Implementation: Submissions now open The NSW Parliament is currently requesting submissions for its inquiry into the implementation of the NDIS and the provisions of services within the state. Research into the implementation of the NDIS in the early childhood intervention sector in NSW NDIS Independent Pricing Review and ECIA Submission ECIA received extensive feedback from the Early Childhood Intervention (ECI) sector Australia wide about Therapy Price Controls set out in recommendations 17 to 21 in the McKinsey & Company Independent Pricing Review (IPR) Report released on 2 March 2018. Submission to Joint Standing Committee on Assistive Technology NDIS Quality and Safeguards Legislation and Rules Parliament of Australia has assented to the legislative framework and rules establishing the NDIS Quality and Safeguards Commission. Several pieces of legislation were elected. We will address two in particular: The Provider Registration and Practice Standards Rules which set out the requirements for provider registration and the NDIS Code of Conduct which set the minimum expectations, behaviour and culture of NDIS providers and persons employed or otherwise engaged by NDIS providers, and empowers consumers in relation to their rights. Click here to read the Code of Conduct Rules 2018. Next phase of NDIS roll-out in the Northern Territory Showing 0 Comment Comments are closed.