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Gary’s Corner

- Gary Morgan; Health Services Director

Disability reform to increase the accessibility of telehealthcare solutions On 28 March 2013, the text of the bill to establish legislation for DisabilityCare Australia was passed by both houses of the Australian Parliament. The bill establishes a framework for the National Disability Insurance Scheme, a scheme which will give greater choice and control to over 400,000 Australians with a disability, their families and carers over the type of disability care and support they receive.

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On 1 May 2013, the Prime Minister announced changes to the Medicare levy to secure funding for DisabilityCare Australia. The government will invest $14.3 billion to establish the scheme over a period of seven years. Under the scheme, people with significant and permanent disability will have a greater say in how they manage their funding, the types of supports they want, and how and by whom those supports will be delivered. A personal care plan will be

developed for the individual in consultation with DisabilityCare Australia, that considers their long-term care needs and gives them a greater say in their own care. The new system is ultimately set to provide greater choice, control and flexibility for the individual and increase the accessibility of supports (such as telehealthcare). Tunstall is working closely with leading community groups including Endeavour Foundation and the Independent Living Centres across Australia to provide assistive technology solutions which help support those with disabilities, and their families and carers to manage their care role. DisabilityCare Australia will start in July 2013 in launch sites in New South Wales, Victoria, Tasmania and South Australia.

To access information about the National Disability Insurance Scheme you can visit: http://www.ndis.gov.au/

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Profile for Tunstall Healthcare

Telehealthcare Times Edition 2 2013  

In this edition: Tunstall launches the new Telehealthcare product range, Gary discusses the NDIS, RBWH Telehealth Trail client John shares h...

Telehealthcare Times Edition 2 2013  

In this edition: Tunstall launches the new Telehealthcare product range, Gary discusses the NDIS, RBWH Telehealth Trail client John shares h...

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