The NDIS Code of Conduct applies to all NDIS providers, registered and unregistered, and all persons employed or otherwise engaged by an NDIS provider. (1)      This Part is made for the purposes of section 73V of the Act. 5 Persons covered by the NDIS Code of Conduct. providers delivering Commonwealth Continuity of Support Programme services for people over the age of 65. act with respect for individual rights to freedom of expression, self-determination, and decision-making in accordance with relevant laws and conventions, respect the privacy of people with disability, provide supports and services in a safe and competent manner with care and skill, act with integrity, honesty, and transparency, promptly take steps to raise and act on concerns about matters that might have an impact on the quality and safety of supports provided to people with disability, take all reasonable steps to prevent and respond to all forms of violence, exploitation, neglect, and abuse of people with disability. The rules are intended to support participants to be informed purchasers and consumers of NDIS supports and services and to live free from abuse, neglect, violence and exploitation. Code-covered person has the meaning given under subsection 5(2) of this instrument. When NDIS providers, or persons employed or otherwise engaged by NDIS providers, are found to have breached the NDIS Code of Conduct, the Commissioner is able to take a range of actions as appropriate, including education, compliance and enforcement action or prohibiting them from operating in the NDIS market. The NDIS Code of Conduct supports the rights of people with disability in the National Disability Insurance Scheme to have access to safe and ethical supports, and reflects the core values and principles set out in the National Standards for Disability Services, the National Mental Health Standards and the National Disability Insurance Scheme Act 2013. take all reasonable steps to prevent and respond to sexual misconduct. The Commission will build the capability of NDIS participants and providers to uphold the rights of people with disability and realise the benefits of the NDIS. A civil penalty provision can be enforced by obtaining an order for a person to pay a pecuniary penalty. The NDIS Quality and Safeguards Commission is responsible for a range of functions under the National Quality and Safeguarding Framework aimed at protecting and preventing harm to people with disability in the NDIS market. take all reasonable steps to prevent and respond to sexual misconduct. The NDIS Code of Conduct - Accessible version. Note:          Compliance with the NDIS Code of Conduct is a civil penalty provision (see section 73V of the Act). PDF [85.6 kB]‎. To ensure the safety and quality of supports within the emerging NDIS market, the NDIS Code of Conduct sets minimum expectations, shapes the behaviour and culture of NDIS providers and persons employed or otherwise engaged by NDIS providers, and empowers consumers in relation to their rights. The NDIS has potential to produce major benefits for people with disability, their families and the broader community. When NDIS providers, or persons employed or otherwise engaged by NDIS providers, are found to have breached the NDIS Code of Conduct, the Commissioner is able to take a range of actions as appropriate, including education, compliance and enforcement action or prohibiting them from operating in the NDIS market. respect the privacy of people with disability. Home / NDIS Providers / Provider responsibilities / NDIS Code of Conduct (NDIS Providers). In providing supports or services to people with disability, a Code-covered person must: (a)      act with respect for individual rights to freedom of expression, self-determination and decision-making in accordance with applicable laws and conventions; and, (b)     respect the privacy of people with disability; and, (c)      provide supports and services in a safe and competent manner, with care and skill; and, (d)     act with integrity, honesty and transparency; and, (e)      promptly take steps to raise and act on concerns about matters that may impact the quality and safety of supports and services provided to people with disability; and, (f)      take all reasonable steps to prevent and respond to all forms of violence against, and exploitation, neglect and abuse of, people with disability; and.