New Zealand is the ninth country to adopt the DM protocol. The Accident Compensation Corporation (ACC) has adopted the disability management tools to help them achieve their mandate. Details
The IDMSC standards are expanding in Australia with several new initiatives there. Details
Manitoba’s Parkland Regional Health Authority is the first regional health authority in Canada – in fact, the first regional health authority in the world – to receive the International Disability Management Standards Council Certification. Details
March 30, 2007 marked the opening for signature of the UN Convention.
Louise Arbour, High Commissioner for Human Rights, along with the Vice President of Ecuador, the Minister of Disability Issues of New Zealand, Under-Secretary for Multilateral Affairs and Human Rights of Mexico, and Mr. Yannis Vardakastanis from the International Disability Caucus briefed correspondents on the opening for signature of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.
Details of the opening and a list of the countries signing on can be found at the following website: UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities
Four countries have been added to the roster of those licensed to deliver NIDMAR’s curriculum and grant the internationally accepted professional designations Certified Disability Management Professional (CDMP) and Certified Return to Work Coordinator (CRTWC). NIDMAR signed a licensing agreement with Prevent, the Institute for Occupational Safety and Health covering Belgium, Luxembourg, the Netherlands and France. Full story