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NATIONAL DISABILITY INSURANCE SCHEME ACT 2013 - SECT 181E

Commissioner's core functions

                   The Commissioner's core functions are as follows:

                     (a)  to uphold the rights of, and promote the health, safety and wellbeing of, people with disability receiving supports or services, including those received under the National Disability Insurance Scheme;

                     (b)  to develop a nationally consistent approach to managing quality and safeguards for people with disability receiving supports or services, including those received under the National Disability Insurance Scheme;

                     (c)  to promote the provision of advice, information, education and training to NDIS providers and people with disability;

                     (d)  to secure compliance with this Act through effective compliance and enforcement arrangements, including through the monitoring and investigation functions conferred on the Commissioner by Division 8 of Part 3A of Chapter 4;

                     (e)  to promote continuous improvement amongst NDIS providers and the delivery of progressively higher standards of supports and services to people with disability;

                      (f)  to develop and oversee the broad policy design for a nationally consistent framework relating to the screening of workers involved in the provision of supports and services to people with disability;

                     (g)  to provide advice or recommendations to the Agency or the Board in relation to the performance of the Agency's functions;

                     (h)  to engage in, promote and coordinate the sharing of information to achieve the objects of this Act;

                      (i)  to provide NDIS market oversight, including:

                              (i)  by monitoring changes in the NDIS market which may indicate emerging risk; and

                             (ii)  by monitoring and mitigating the risks of unplanned service withdrawal.



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