NDIS Quality and Safeguarding Framework – NDIA provider registration discussion
At present, quality and safeguarding arrangements are managed in contractual arrangements between providers and state and territory government agencies that provide their funding. This will be replaced in the NDIS by a system of provider registration.
The intention is to set national registration requirements that allow only suitable providers to participate in the scheme, without creating unnecessary barriers for providers to enter or remain part of the scheme.
The number and diversity of providers will be crucial to offering participants more choice, which itself may be a natural safeguard against poor quality and unsafe support provision. This is because people will choose to leave providers they feel offer poor-quality supports.