7.1 Implementing Behaviour Support Plans
Some NDIS participants in RAC facilities may need support with managing their behaviour, and may be subject to a regulated restrictive practice, e.g. a chemical restraint (medication specifically prescribed to modify a person’s behaviour, other than a mental illness) or an environmental restraint (such as locked doors).
All NDIS providers implementing regulated restrictive practices must comply with supplementary Module 2a in the NDIS Practice Standards.
As an ‘implementing provider’ providers will also need to comply with the NDIS (Restrictive Practices and Behaviour Support) Rules 2018. The NDIS Commission has developed a flowchart for RAC providers to help identify if these Rules apply: Residential aged care providers: Behaviour support and restrictive practice requirements.
The role of NDIS providers as an implementing provider is summarised below.
|Role of NDIS provider||1. Behaviour support plan development||2. Implementation and support||3. Monitoring and reporting||4. Behaviour support evaluation and review|
- Frequently asked questions about restrictive practice requirements for transitioned RAC providers are now available.
- Comprehensive information is available on the Behaviour Support page.
7.2 High intensity daily personal activities
Some NDIS participants in RAC facilities may need supports to manage their complex health care needs, for example, complex bowel care, severe dysphagia management.
Where these supports are funded in a participant’s NDIS plan, RAC providers would need to comply with the relevant NDIS Practice Standard in Module 1 and related Quality Indicators.