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Update released for NDIS GP and Health Professional’s Guide

June 13, 2018

A major update has recently been made to the GP and Health Professional’s Guide to the NDIS fact sheet provided by the NDIS. Staff and partners are able to order copies of the fact sheet from the ordering portal (external) as well as the fact sheets and publications page on the NDIS website.

Since early 2017, close to 110,000 copies of the factsheet have been distributed nationally.

The updated factsheet includes information about:

  • how to access the NDIS;
  • role of GP’s and health professionals;
  • examples of what the NDIS does and does not fund;
  • support for young children;
  • how to provide evidence of disability, with examples included for functional impairment and mental health conditions;
  • NDIS referrals flowcharts;
  • how to bill for completing an Access Request Form;
  • explanation of the participant process; and
  • frequently asked questions about the Disability Support Pension, Medicare and aged care.

For more information regarding the update to the GP and Health Professional’s Guide to the NDIS, head to www.ndis.gov.au

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