24 Jun 2019
From 1 July 2019 the way the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) funds some public rehabilitation, aged and community services in the ACT will be changing. Canberra Health Services currently provides these services for consumers.
These services were pre-paid for ACT residents under the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) – they were known as ‘in-kind’ supports. From 1 July 2019, consumers will need funds allocated in their NDIS plans to pay for these services – this is sometimes referred to as ‘fee for service’.
From 1 July 2019, consumers can access the same supports from Canberra Health Services, but they will need to have funds allocated in their NDIS plans to pay for these supports. Canberra Health Services will now operate like any other NDIS service provider.
Consumers can continue to receive these supports from Canberra Health Services. They may also choose a different provider.
Canberra Health Services will work with current clients who receive these services to ease the transition. The ACT Health Department will also work closely with the NDIA to ensure this change occurs smoothly and clients continue to receive the supports they need.
For more information, including which services are affected, visit ACT Health website.