Questions for independent assessment

Currently waiting for a response from National Disability Insurance Agency, they should respond promptly and normally no later than (details).

Dear National Disability Insurance Agency,

Please treat this as a formal FOI request. I would like access to the below documents:

1. The independent assessment question workflow, including all questions, possible answers (if multiple choice), and the rating applied to each question.

2. The source code for any software used by Independent Assessment health professionals to perform independent assessments.

3. Questions asked prior to an independent assessment being booked.

4. The number of applicant health professionals who have requested access to participate or view an independent assessment, and the number who have been granted access.

5. Concerns raised about applicant health professionals potentially putting scrutiny on the independent assessment process.

Yours faithfully,

Ben Fairless

foi, National Disability Insurance Agency

Thank you for contacting the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA).

 

Freedom of Information

 

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Please contact us at [2][NDIA request email] if you have any questions or
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Warm regards

 

NDIA FOI Team
Email: [6][email address]

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foi, National Disability Insurance Agency

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Dear Ben Fairless

 

Thank you for your request for information.

 

In order to assist our searches, we need more information about the
documents you are seeking. As your request currently stands, we are unable
to identify documents to search for that fall within your points 3 and 5:

 

3. Questions asked prior to an independent assessment being booked.

 

It would be helpful if you were to specify questions from whom, and to
whom, as this is too broad for us to identify a location, or locations, of
any such documents for searches.

 

5. Concerns raised about applicant health professionals potentially
putting scrutiny on the independent assessment process.”

 

Again, it would be helpful if you were to specify concerns from whom, and
raised to whom, to assist our searches.

 

Next steps

 

Please provide us with clarification of the above and, if possible, a
specific description of the documents you are seeking access to by COB 15
April 2021.

 

Please contact us at [1][NDIA request email] if you have any questions or
require help.

 

Kind regards

 

Freedom of Information Team

Parliamentary, Ministerial & FOI Branch

Government Division

National Disability Insurance Agency

 

[2]Title: NDIS delivered by the National Disability Insurance Agency

 

 

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Dear Freedom of Information Team,

Thank you for your email. I hope the below information helps you in your search.

To clarify point 3, I understand the organisations administering the pilot ask the participant or their representative a number of questions prior to an independent assessment being booked. I'm looking for a list of these questions.

To clarify point 5, I seek:

5.1. concerns from the organisations participating in the NDIA pilot raised to the NDIA about non-NDIA (indepdendent/applicant) health professionals being present at independent assessments.

5.2. concerns from the NDIA to organisations participating in the pilot about non-NDIA (indepdendent/applicant) health professionals being present at independent assessments

5.3. concerns raised by non-NDIA (indepdendent/applicant) health professionals being present at independent assessments raised directly to the NDIA.

5.4.concerns raised by non-NDIA (independent/applicant) health professionals in relation to present at independent assessments to organisations participating in the NDIA Independent Assessment pilot.

Please let me know if you need further information.

Yours sincerely,

Ben Fairless

foi, National Disability Insurance Agency

Thank you for contacting the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA).

 

Freedom of Information

 

If your message is a request for access to documents under the
Freedom of Information Act 1982 (FOI Act), we will acknowledge it within
14-days of receipt.  We may be in touch with you sooner if your request is
too large or vague.

 

We are committed to processing all requests as quickly as possible.  We
will keep in regular contact with you, especially if there's any delay in
making a decision.

 

Further information about FOI is available on our website:
[1]https://www.ndis.gov.au/about-us/policie...

 

Please contact us at [2][NDIA request email] if you have any questions or
require help.

 

Participant Information Access

 

If you are an NDIS participant and you are seeking access to your own
personal information, you can make a request online under our Participant
Information Access (PIA) process.

 

To make a request, please complete our online request form:
[3]https://www.ndis.gov.au/about-us/policie...

 

Please contact us at [4][email address] if you have any
questions or require help.

 

Other enquiries

 

If your message is for something else, you should direct it to
[5][email address].

 

If your message is received outside our business hours of 9am to 5pm
(AEST), Monday to Friday or on a public holiday, we will action it on the
next business day.

 

If your message is urgent, you can call our National Conact Centre on 1800
800 110.

 

Warm regards

 

NDIA FOI Team
Email: [6][email address]

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foi, National Disability Insurance Agency

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Dear Ben Fairless

 

Thank you for your request for information.

 

Please find attached correspondence in relation to your request. If you
require the attachment in a different format, please let us know.

 

We will process your request as quickly as possible.  We will also keep in
regular contact with you, especially if there's any delay.  At this stage,
you can expect to hear from us on or before 3 May 2021.

 

Please contact us at [1][NDIA request email] if you have any questions or
require help.

 

Kind regards

 

 

Freedom Of Information Team

Parliamentary, Ministerial & FOI Branch

Government Division

National Disability Insurance Agency

 

[2]Title: NDIS delivered by the National Disability Insurance Agency

 

 

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Dear Ben Fairless

 

Thank you for your request for information.

 

Please find attached correspondence in relation to your request. If you
require this in a different format, please let us know.

 

Please contact us at [1][NDIA request email] if you have any questions or
require help.

 

Kind regards

 

Freedom of Information Officer

Parliamentary, Ministerial & FOI Branch

Government Division

National Disability Insurance Agency

 

[2]Title: NDIS delivered by the National Disability Insurance Agency

 

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Dear FOI Officer,

Can you please advise the details of the third party you wish to consult?

As this request is made via the Right to Know website, I am happy for my name to be provided to the relevant third party.

Yours sincerely,

Ben Fairless

foi, National Disability Insurance Agency

Thank you for contacting the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA).

 

Freedom of Information

 

If your message is a request for access to documents under the
Freedom of Information Act 1982 (FOI Act), we will acknowledge it within
14-days of receipt.  We may be in touch with you sooner if your request is
too large or vague.

 

We are committed to processing all requests as quickly as possible.  We
will keep in regular contact with you, especially if there's any delay in
making a decision.

 

Further information about FOI is available on our website:
[1]https://www.ndis.gov.au/about-us/policie...

 

Please contact us at [2][NDIA request email] if you have any questions or
require help.

 

Participant Information Access

 

If you are an NDIS participant and you are seeking access to your own
personal information, you can make a request online under our Participant
Information Access (PIA) process.

 

To make a request, please complete our online request form:
[3]https://www.ndis.gov.au/about-us/policie...

 

Please contact us at [4][email address] if you have any
questions or require help.

 

Other enquiries

 

If your message is for something else, you should direct it to
[5][email address].

 

If your message is received outside our business hours of 9am to 5pm
(AEST), Monday to Friday or on a public holiday, we will action it on the
next business day.

 

If your message is urgent, you can call our National Conact Centre on 1800
800 110.

 

Warm regards

 

NDIA FOI Team
Email: [6][email address]

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