The Disability Services Act 1992 (Act No. 77 of 1992) was passed on 18 December 1992. Its long title was 'An Act providing for the furtherance of principles applicable to people with disablities, for the funding of services to people with disabilities that further certain objectives, for the resolution of complaints by such people, for the establishcment of the Advisory Council for Disability Services, and for related purposes.' Disability was defined as 'a substantially reduced capacity…for communication, social interaction, learning or mobility.' Organisations that provided out of home care for children with a disability were covered by this Act, which was repealed by the Disability Services Act 1993.
Service providers who were grant-holders under this Act were required to report the death or 'injury that is not of a trivial nature' of a person in their care to the Disability Services Commission.
1992 - 1993 Disability Services Act 1992
1993 - Disability Services Act 1993
Prepared by: Debra Rosser
Created: 26 April 2013, Last modified: 21 October 2021