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Advocates perplexed over government’s independent assessments plan

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Disability advocates say they are confused by the federal government’s messaging around independent assessments, after National Disability Insurance Scheme Minister Linda Reynolds confirmed the controversial reform will proceed in “some form” despite widespread opposition.

While people currently need to get reports from multiple health providers of their choosing to assess their NDIS eligibility, the government announced plans last year to introduce mandatory independent assessments (IA) conducted by NDIS-appointed healthcare professionals using standardised tools.

To read the full article, please visit the Australian Pro Bono website.



Source:
Luke Michael, 2021, Australia Pro Bono (https://probonoaustralia.com.au)

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