Legal information and guides

National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)

1. Accessing the NDIS 
Understand the access requirements for the National Disability Insurance Scheme as well as some tips about important supporting documentation.

2. What Happens Next: Pre-Planning 
All supports that are funded by the NDIS must meet the criteria for reasonable and necessary. This factsheet will help you understand what the NDIA means by reasonable and necessary as well as consider your goals and all of the supports that you need because of your disability.

3. Understanding Your Plan
Sometimes the NDIS can feel like a whole new language. This guide aims to help you understand what is in your plan.

4. Resources for Employing your Own Staff 
This factsheets brings together some of the resources available for employing and training your own staff.

5. Scheduled Plan Review and Change of Circumstances 
Tips for preparing for your annual plan review and what to do if your circumstances change.

6. What to do if you disagree with a National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) decision?
This factsheet includes information about the process of reviews and people available to support you through the process.

7. Mainstream Programs 
Find out what other Government funded programs you might be eligible for. Remember, the Local Area Coordinator can help you link-in with these supports.

You might also find the following non-QAI resources useful:

  • QDN PHN GP Tool Kit -A toolkit developed for general practices with practical
    information about the NDIS
  • VALID 10 Steps to excellent NDIS therapy reports
  • Getting the language right A health practitioner’s guide to writing reports, letters, forms and assessments for the NDIS
  • From time to time our allies at the Community Resource Unit (CRU) hold workshops and events to help participants better understand and navigate the NDIS. For a listing of upcoming events see here.
  •  For information to help you when entering service agreements or acquiring assistive technology:
Your Consumer Rights – A Queensland Government publication
A guide to competition and consumer law – an Australian Consumer Law publication, published on the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) website.

Abuse and violence

Violence against people with disability in their homes – a set of two plain English booklets and 5 video resources to inform and raise awareness about  violences perpetrated against people with disability in their homes.

Criminal justice

Category: Legal info and guides; Tags: criminal justice

Human rights

Category: Legal info and guides; Tags: human rights

Mental health

Non-QAI resources

Mental Health Act Statement of Rights – Queensland Health statement

Patient Rights under the Mental Health Act 2016 – 10min video produced by West Moreton IPRAs on patient rights

Self help guide to representing yourself on a treatment authority review – LawRight Factsheet

QAI resources

Treatment authority brochure (pdf) – Plain English factsheet about involuntary treatment for mental illness in Queensland under the Mental Health Act 2016 (Qld)

Mental Health Review Tribunal and Legal Representation – QAI Factsheet

Absent without permission – QAI Factsheet on what happens if a patient runs away from mental health services within Queensland

Health records

My Health Record – Pros and Cons – a factsheet to help you decide whether to opt in or out of My Health Record

My Health Record – Privacy Control Tips – things you can do to protect your privacy 

Queensland Advocacy Incorporated

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