Intellectual disability consultation

The Commission has drafted a fact sheet series for clinicians and health service organisations to help them provide safe, high-quality health care to people living with intellectual disability.

The resources further support health service organisations implementing cognitive impairment actions in the National Safety and Quality Health Service (NSQHS) Standards.

For review are four fact sheets to support health service organisations to address safety and quality issues, person-centred care, comprehensive care and governance. They highlight specific strategies for improvement, examples of good practice and links to helpful resources. There is also a fact sheet outlining key actions for clinicians.

Easy Read Summary of Fact Sheets

Fact Sheets

How to provide feedback

If you are a person with intellectual disability or you are supporting a person with intellectual disability

Email us at and we can arrange: 

  • a phone consultation
  • an online discussion group

The phone consultations and online discussion groups will take place from 8 to 12 November 2021.

We would also welcome your assistance in promoting the consultation with people with intellectual disability, carers, family members and support people.

If you represent an organisation or you are an individual interested in providing written feedback

We welcome a flexible approach to feedback.

You can respond to our online survey of four simple questions or contact the Commission directly via email at with your response.

Please put Intellectual Disability Consultation in the subject heading of your email and let us know what type of organisation you are from: health, disability, other (if other, please specify).

You can answer all or some of the questions: 

  1. What changes, if any, do you suggest to make this resource more applicable and easier to use? For example, changes to the length, layout, language and level of detail and content?
  2. Does any of the content require further clarification or rewording?
  3. Are there any gaps in the safety and quality issues identified?
  4. Are there additional resources and examples of good practice that should be added?
  5. Are there additional resources and examples of good practice that should be added?

Please submit your feedback by 5.00PM (AEDT) Monday 22 November 2021.

Next steps

Your input will contribute to the revision of these resources before they are finalised and published in early 2022.

We are also developing further resources for people with intellectual disability, their families and carers, with further consultation in 2022.

For more information, email us at