Weekly Reporting of Unauthorised Routine Chemical and Routine Environmental Restrictive Practices

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (Incident Management and Reportable Incident) Rules 2018 (the Rules) requires every use of an unauthorised restrictive practice to be notified to the NDIS Commission within five business days. The reporting of unauthorised restrictive practice supports the identification of issues and actions that impact the safety and well-being of participants.

All Registered NDIS Providers should continue to notify the NDIS Commission of reportable incidents, including the unauthorised use of a restrictive practice, through the NDIS Commission Portal. This is a requirement of Registered Providers under the NDIS Act 2013 and the Rules.

The NDIS Commission is aware that the reporting of every use of an unauthorised routine chemical or routine environmental restrictive practice may result in multiple reportable incident notifications of the same information for an NDIS participant. To reduce administrative re-entry of information, the NDIS Commission has developed a process for Registered Providers to be able to report unauthorised routine chemical and routine environmental restrictive practices by participant, on a weekly basis.

Registered Providers must continue to submit all unauthorised uses of a restrictive practice through the NDIS Commission Portal. Once submitted, the NDIS Commission will review the notification. If the unauthorised routine chemical or routine environmental restrictive practice is suitable for weekly reporting, the NDIS Commission will make contact with the relevant Provider to give further instructions on weekly reporting.

More information on reportable incidents.