NDIS/NIIS: Medical NIIS deferred

The Council of Australian Governments (COAG) issued a meeting communique on 9 June 2017. In relation to the proposed medical treatment stream of the NIIS the communique said:

Leaders agreed with Treasurers advice not to proceed with a medical treatment stream of the National Injury Insurance Scheme (NIIS) at this time. Leaders asked Treasurers to review the cost implications of this decision in the context of the Productivity Commission Review of NDIS Costs. Leaders also asked Treasurers, in consultation with the Disability Reform Council, for advice on a general accident stream of the NIIS for the first COAG of 2018.

In relation to the ongoing NDIS the communique said:

Leaders reiterated their commitment to the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) and delivering quality support for people living with disability and ensuring quality and safeguards. Leaders expressed their ongoing commitment to working collaboratively to ensure a smooth transition to full scheme, including strengthening their efforts to address national workforce issues.

Leaders agreed that the Disability Reform Council would consider issues of the treatment of people with disability in residential settings and report back to COAG at its next meeting.


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