The care provider of a disabled Adelaide woman, who died from septic shock and organ failure, has been fined for failing to notify the National Disability Insurance Scheme of her death within 24 hours.
Integrity Care SA, the company responsible for the care of Ann Marie Smith, took two weeks to report her death.
The NDIS Commission slapped the care provider with a $12,600 fine for breaching its obligations.
NDIS Commissioner Graeme Head said by law, Integrity Care SA could choose to pay the fine or not.
But if it chooses not to, he said legal action was a possibility with the maximum penalty being $262,500.
"Reporting serious incidents to the NDIS Commission is a critical safeguarding mechanism for people with disability," Mr Head said.
"Every NDIS provider and worker is covered by the NDIS Code of Conduct, which includes the obligation to take all reasonable steps to prevent and respond to all forms of violence, exploitation, neglect and abuse of a person with a disability.
"There have been clear failings in the support given to Ms Smith that warrant our thorough and careful investigation."
Ms Smith, 54, had cerebral palsy and died from septic shock, multiple organ failure, severe pressure sores and malnourishment at the Royal Adelaide Hospital on April 6.
She was admitted the previous day with severe ulcerated and infected tissue and other serious illnesses after her carer called an ambulance.
SA police launched a manslaughter investigation after detectives were shocked by the "disgusting and degrading" living conditions in her Kensington Gardens home.
Her female carer was sacked by Integrity Care SA last week over her "serious and wilful misconduct".
Following Ms Smith's death, a 12-member task force was established by the state government to identify gaps within the disability sector.
Ms Smith was a client of Disability SA but transitioned over to the NDIS in 2018.
Her death has also come to the attention of the royal commission examining the care of the disabled, which has indicated it may conduct its own inquiry at the conclusion of the police and other investigations.