South Aussies living with disability, including in regional areas, will now be given greater powers about how they are safely supported following new laws passed in state government.
The introduction of legislation, adopted earlier this month, seeks to better protect National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) participants of all ages.
Importantly, it provides extra safeguards to remove the ambiguity currently faced by NDIS providers.
Human Services Minister Michelle Lensink explained how restrictive practices are only used as a last resort in consultation with the person with disability or their guardian.
This can include anything from minor safety changes in the home such as a lock on a cupboard, through to needing to physically restrain…