About the new NDIS Practice Standards and Quality Indicators
NDIS providers are required to review these new standards to gauge applicability within their organization. BSI will review the implementation of these standards at your upcoming audit.
These amendments are in effect as of Monday 15 November 2021 subject to the transition periods for NDIS providers that are having their mid-term audit during this period. The mealtime management practice standard applies from Monday 13 December 2021, and the emergency and disaster management practice standard applies from Monday 24 January 2022. Severe dysphagia management doesn’t have a transition period, so it is in effect as of Monday 15 November 2021. We will be auditing implementation of severe dysphagia management only if this NDIS Practice Standard is applicable to you.
To support providers implement the new standards, the NDIS Commission have developed a number of resources which are available on the NDIS Commission website. The new high intensity skills descriptor developed to accompany the new NDIS Practice Standard for severe dysphagia management is also detailed in the updated NDIS Practice Standards: Skills descriptors document on NDIS Commission website.