NDIS supports participants with dysphagia

The Australian Government and state and territory governments have agreed interim solutions to ensure people with dysphagia do not fall through cracks between mainstream health systems and the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).

The Australian Government recognises that dysphagia, where a person has difficulty swallowing, is one of the more complex areas requiring clarity.

“Until long-term arrangements are agreed between governments, the Australian Government has decided that the NDIS will fund the ongoing assessment and monitoring of meal plans for NDIS participants with dysphagia who aren’t in a hospital or acute care setting,” Mr Fletcher said.

 

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Topics:
National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)

Author:
The Hon Paul Fletcher MP

Source:
Australian Government

Date published:
Thu 13th Dec, 2018