The NDIS Commission has a range of tools to respond to non-compliance. The General Compliance and Compliance Policy provides an overview of our compliance and compliance functions, strategies and tools. A number of more specific policies have been developed to provide guidance on the NDIS Commission's approach to the use of particular compliance and compliance tools. The Framework is based on the principles of human rights and choice and control.
It is designed to provide coherence across the country and aims to be proportional, responsive, efficient and effective. All NDIS support providers and anyone employed or engaged with NDIS providers must follow the Code of Conduct. The work of the Framework will largely be carried out by the NDIS Quality and Safeguards Commission (the Commission). The NDIS Quality and Protection Framework provides a coherent approach at the national level to help empower and support NDIS participants to exercise choice and control, while ensuring that appropriate safeguards exist and setting expectations for providers and their staff to provide high-quality support.
The NDIS Quality Safeguards Commissioner has the discretionary power to impose specific conditions on any NDIS provider if the services are of poor quality. The NDIS Quality and Safeguards Commissioner has the discretionary power to impose specific conditions on any NDIS provider if the services are of poor quality. Over the next 12 months, the department, in collaboration with the NDIS Quality and Safeguards Commission and the National Disability Insurance Agency, will work with the inter-agency working group to develop options that allow for a more coherent regulatory framework and, at the same time, ensure quality and safeguards for consumers and participants in these care and support sectors.