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These rules amend the National Disability Insurance Scheme (Becoming a Participant) Rules 2016 and give effect to agreements between the Commonwealth and the State of Western Australia relating to the full transition of Western Australia to the National Disability Insurance Scheme.
Administered by: Social Services
Registered 26 Feb 2018
Tabling HistoryDate
Tabled HR27-Feb-2018
Tabled Senate19-Mar-2018
Date of repeal 28 Feb 2018
Repealed by Division 1 of Part 3 of Chapter 3 of the Legislation Act 2003

 

 

National Disability Insurance Scheme (Becoming a Participant) Amendment Rules 2018

National Disability Insurance Scheme Act 2013

I, Dan Tehan, Minister for Social Services, make this Instrument for the purposes of sections 22, 23 and 209 of the National Disability Insurance Scheme Act 2013.

Dated: 20 February 2018

 

 

Dan Tehan

Minister for Social Services


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1              Name of Instrument

                This Instrument is the National Disability Insurance Scheme (Becoming a Participant) Amendment Rules 2018.  

2              Commencement

                This Instrument commences on the day after it is registered.

3              Amendment of National Disability Insurance Scheme (Becoming a Participant) Rules 2016

                Schedule 1 amends the National Disability Insurance Scheme (Becoming a Participant) Rules 2016.


Schedule 1     Amendments

Item 1     Paragraph 1.1

Omit the paragraph, substitute:

1.1       The NDIS is being implemented nationally, to enable persons seeking to become participants to be transitioned into the scheme, in accordance with the additional access requirements set out in in this Instrument.

Item 2     Paragraph 1.2

Omit the paragraph, substitute:

1.2       This Instrument provides rules about becoming a participant in the NDIS, which is part of the process towards developing a personal goal-based plan, which may provide for supports for participants in the NDIS. 

Item 3     Paragraph 1.3

Omit:

these Rules

Substitute:

this Instrument

Item 4     Paragraph 2.2

Omit:

These Rules assist

Substitute:

                         This Instrument assists

 

Item 5     Paragraph 2.7

Omit:

these Rules

Substitute:

                        this Instrument

Item 6     Paragraph 3.2

Omit:

these Rules

Substitute:

this Instrument

Item 7     Paragraph 4.1 (c)

Omit:

                        see paragraphs 4.3 to 4.12

Substitute:

                        see paragraphs 4.3 to 4.6

Item 8     Paragraph 4.3

Omit:

                        in a place other than Western Australia

Item 9     Paragraph 4.6

Omit the paragraph, substitute:

4.6       A person meets the additional residence requirements if, on or after 1 December 2017, they are an Existing WA NDIS Participant.

Note:      Existing WA NDIS Participant is defined in paragraph 8.4 of this Instrument.

Item 10   After paragraph 4.6

Omit paragraphs 4.7 – 4.12.

Item 11   Paragraph 8.1

Omit:

These Rules

Substitute:

This Instrument

Item 12   Paragraph 8.2

Omit the paragraph, substitute:

8.2       This Instrument includes text that summarises provisions of the Act. The boxed notes identify such text, which does not form an operative part of this Instrument.

Item 13   Paragraph 8.3

Omit the paragraph, substitute:

8.3       Terms and expressions that are used in the Act have the same meaning in this Instrument unless this Instrument displays a contrary intention—see the Acts Interpretation Act 1901 and the Legislation Act 2003, which include definitions and rules of interpretation that apply to all Commonwealth legislation. For convenience, the more important definitions from the Act are identified or reproduced in paragraph 8.4.

Item 14   Paragraph 8.4

Omit, wherever occurring in this paragraph:

these Rules

Substitute:

                        this Instrument

Item 15   Paragraph 8.4 after definition of child

Insert:

Existing WA NDIS Participant means a person who:

(a)       is a participant of the WA NDIS Model (whether or not that participant already has a plan prepared in accordance with the Disability Services Commission’s requirements); and

(b)       resides, or resided at any time on or after 1 July 2014, in the area of Western Australia that comprises any of the following:

(i)        Kimberley-Pilbara service region;

(ii)       South Metro service region;

(iii)      Augusta-Margaret River, Boyup Brook, Bridgetown-Greenbushes, Busselton, Donnybrook-Balingup, Manjimup, and Nannup districts of the South West service region;

(iv)      Central South Metro service region;

(v)       Wheatbelt service region; or

(vi)      North East Metro service region.

 

Note:         The Disability Services Commission is established under the Disability Services Act 1993 (WA) and in the context of the WA NDIS Model, a ‘participant’ is a participant under that Act.

 

Instrument (or Rules) means these National Disability Insurance Scheme (Becoming a Participant) Rules 2016.

Item 16   Paragraph 8.4 after the definition of service systems

Insert:

Victorian Government means the State of Victoria.

WA NDIS Model means the disability supports and services model designed to mirror the NDIS, funded or administered by the Department of Communities representing the State of Western Australia.

Item 17   Schedule A after the table listed under Northern Territory

Insert:

Western Australia

For persons who reside in Western Australia, additional residence requirements apply as set out below.  The service regions and territories referred to in column 1 below are NDIS areas and are comprised of the districts and shires set out in Schedule B.

The effect of this table is that persons who reside in the areas specified in column 1 will meet the additional residence requirements from the dates specified in column 2.

A person meets the additional residence requirements if they …

at the following time (the day mentioned is the ‘relevant date’ for the area in column 1)…

The additional age requirements for the person are…

Reside in the Perth Hills NDIA trial area, namely:

(i)            The Kalamunda, Mundaring and Swan districts in the North East Metro service region.

 

Note: Persons who meet the above residence requirement are “Class 1” participants for the purposes of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (Facilitating the Preparation of Participants’ Plans – Western Australia) Rules 2017.

 

On or after 1 July 2014

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

no additional age requirements

Reside in the 2017 expanded NDIA trial area, namely:

(i)            The Bassendean and Bayswater districts in the North East Metro service region;

(ii)           Chittering, Northam, Toodyay and York districts in the Wheatbelt service region.

 

Note: Persons who meet the above residence requirement are “Class 1” participants for the purposes of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (Facilitating the Preparation of Participants’ Plans – Western Australia) Rules 2014.

 

On or after 1 January 2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

no additional age requirements

Reside in:

(i)            Kimberley-Pilbara service region;

(ii)           South Metro service region;

(iii)          Augusta-Margaret River, Boyup Brook, Bridgetown-Greenbushes, Busselton, Donnybrook-Balingup, Manjimup, and Nannup districts of the South West service region;

(iv)         Central South Metro service region;

(v)          All other districts of the Wheatbelt service region except the Chittering, Northam, Toodyay, and York districts.

on or after 1 January 2018

no additional age requirements

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Reside in:

(i)            Goldfields-Esperance service region;

(ii)           North Metro service region;

(iii)          All other districts of the South West service region except Augusta- Margaret River, Boyup Brook, Bridgetown-Greenbushes, Busselton, Donnybrook-Balingup, Manjimup, and Nannup districts.

   

on or after 1 April 2018

no additional age requirements

 

 

 

Reside in:

(i)            Midwest-Gascoyne service region;

(ii)           Great Southern service region;

(iii)          Central North Metro service region;

(iv)         South East Metro service region.

 

on or after 1 January 2019

no additional age requirements

Reside in:

(i)            Christmas Island territory;

(ii)           Cocos (Keeling) Islands territory.

on or after 1 January 2020

no additional age requirements

Note: Existing WA NDIS Participants (including those aged 65 and over) may meet the NDIS access criteria if they meet the criteria prescribed in the National Disability Insurance Scheme (Prescribed Program – Western Australia) Rules 2017.

Item 18   Schedule B after the table listed under “NDIS Areas - Northern Territory”

                        Insert:

NDIS Areas – Western Australia

Service region

Service regions are comprised of the following districts, as constituted under the Local Government Act 1995 (WA) as at 1 December 2017

Central North Metro

Cambridge

Claremont

Cottesloe

Mosman Park

Nedlands

Peppermint Grove

Perth

Stirling

Subiaco

Vincent

Central South Metro

 

Cockburn

East Fremantle

Fremantle

Kwinana

Melville

South Perth

North Metro

 

Joondalup

Wanneroo

North East Metro

 

Bassendean

Bayswater

Kalamunda

Mundaring

Swan

South East Metro

 

Belmont

Canning

Gosnells

Victoria Park

South Metro

 

Armadale

Mandurah

Murray

Rockingham

Serpentine-Jarrahdale

Kimberley-Pilbara

 

Ashburton

Broome

Derby – West Kimberley

East Pilbara

Halls Creek

Karratha

Port Hedland

Wyndham – East Kimberley

Midwest - Gascoyne

 

Carnamah

Carnarvon

Chapman Valley

Coorow

Cue

Exmouth

Greater Geraldton

Irwin

Meekatharra

Mingenew

Morawa

Mount Magnet

Mullewa

Murchison

Northampton

Perenjori

Sandstone

Shark Bay

Three Springs

Upper Gascoyne

Wiluna

Yalgoo

Wheatbelt

 

Beverley

Boddington

Brookton

Bruce Rock

Chittering

Corrigin

Cuballing

Cunderdin

Dalwallinu

Dandaragan

Dowerin

Dumbleyung

Gingin

Goomalling

Kellerberrin

Kulin

Kondinin Koorda

Lake Grace

Merredin

Moora

Mount Marshall

Mukinbudin

Narembeen

Narrogin

Northam

Nungarin

Pingelly

Quairading

Tammin

Toodyay

Trayning

Victoria Plains

Wagin

Wandering

West Arthur

Westonia

Wickepin

Williams

Wongan-Ballidu

Wyalkatchem

Yilgarn

York

South West

 

Augusta-Margaret River

Boyup Brook

Bridgetown-Greenbushes

Bunbury

Busselton

Capel

Collie

Dardanup

Donnybrook-Balingup

Harvey

Manjimup

Nannup

Waroona

Great Southern

 

Albany

Broomehill-Tambellup

Cranbrook

Denmark

Gnowangerup

Jerramungup

Katanning

Kent

Kojonup

Plantagenet

Woodanilling

Goldfields-Esperance

 

Coolgardie

Dundas

Esperance

Kalgoorlie-Boulder

Laverton

Leonora

Menzies

Ngaanyatjarraku

Ravensthorpe

 

Territory

Territories are comprised of the following shires as at 1 December 2017

Christmas Island

Shire of Christmas Island

Cocos (Keeling) Islands

 

Shire of Cocos (Keeling) Island