What are nominees and guardians under the NDIS?
Nominees are appointed where requested by either the participant or where necessary. If there is already a guardianship arrangement in place there is a presumption that the guardian will be appointed the nominee.
The duty of the nominee is to ascertain the wishes of the participant and make decisions that maximise the personal and social wellbeing of the participant.
People who are in a formal caring role and acting on behalf of a person with disability are able to contact the NDIA on behalf of that person, if the person is unable to make contact themselves.
More information relating to nominees of people with disability can be found here.