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1.1.A.30 Acceptance document


For the purposes of the National Redress Scheme, an acceptance document is an approved form that a person completes to accept an offer of redress. It states that the person releases and forever discharges each of the institutions, their associates (if applicable) and officials (other than abusers) identified in the offer from all civil liability for the abuse of the person that is within scope of the Scheme.

This means that the person cannot bring or continue any civil claim against the responsible participating institutions, and forgoes any future entitlement to be paid damages, in relation to any abuse within the scope of the Scheme.

The acceptance document must be provided to the Operator within the acceptance period.

Act reference: NRSAct section 42 Accepting the offer of redress

Policy reference: Redress Guide 4.6 Accepting an offer of redress

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