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NATIONAL DISABILITY INSURANCE SCHEME ACT 2013 - SECT 73ZM

Compliance notices

             (1)  The Commissioner may give to an NDIS provider a written notice (a compliance notice ) if the Commissioner:

                     (a)  is satisfied that an NDIS provider is not complying with this Act; or

                     (b)  is aware of information that suggests that an NDIS provider may not be complying with this Act.

             (2)  The compliance notice must:

                     (a)  set out the name of the provider to which the notice is given; and

                     (b)  set out brief details of the non-compliance or possible non-compliance; and

                     (c)  specify action that the provider must take, or refrain from taking, in order to address the non-compliance or possible non-compliance; and

                     (d)  specify a reasonable period within which the provider must take, or refrain from taking, the specified action; and

                     (e)  if the Commissioner considers it appropriate--specify a reasonable period within which the provider must provide the Commissioner with evidence that the provider has taken, or refrained from taking, the specified action; and

                      (f)  state that a failure to comply with the notice is subject to a civil penalty; and

                     (g)  if the provider is a registered NDIS provider--state that a failure to comply with the notice may lead to the provider's registration being suspended or revoked; and

                     (h)  set out any other matters specified in the National Disability Insurance Scheme rules for the purposes of this paragraph.

             (3)  An NDIS provider contravenes this subsection if the provider fails to comply with a compliance notice.

Civil penalty:          60 penalty units.

             (4)  The Commissioner may, by written notice given to an NDIS provider, vary or revoke a compliance notice if the Commissioner considers that it is appropriate in all the circumstances to do so.

             (5)  In deciding whether to vary or revoke a compliance notice, the Commissioner must consider any submissions that are received from the provider before the end of the period mentioned in paragraph (2)(d).



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