The Collaborative Discharge Approach (CDA) has been developed to improve the experience of younger people with disability and complex support needs when needing both the National Disability Insurance System (NDIS) and the health system, particularly after a significant change in their health, functional capacity or circumstances. The approach is designed to enable effective collaboration across NDIS, health and aged care systems, support coordination and housing, and provide timely discharge through access to necessary supports.
This document steps out how the CDA works. It describes how health clinicians, support coordinators, community and housing providers can work collaboratively with the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA), by identifying specific actions that each needs to do. Links to resources such as guides, checklists and sample forms are also provided.