4.1 Independent Decision Makers

Summary

The Scheme has engaged Independent Decision Makers to assist the Operator to make determinations on applications for redress. Independent Decision Makers use information provided in a person's application and information obtained from the relevant institution/s as part of the request for information process to make a determination on a person's eligibility for redress. Independent Decision Makers use the Scheme's Assessment Framework to determine the level of redress payment and counselling and psychological care (payment or services) a person may receive.

Independent Decision Makers are highly experienced people from a range of backgrounds. They are not connected to participating institutions.

Independent Decision Makers also undertake reviews of determinations.

Act reference: NRSAct section 185 Engaging persons to be independent decision-makers

Last reviewed: 1 July 2019