Revised workers compensation guidelines for allied health treatment and hearing service provision

This consultation is to seek feedback on the revised Workers compensation guidelines for allied health treatment and hearing service provision.

  • The Issue

    Consultation period: 29/07/2020 2:00 pm to 16/09/2020 5:00 pm

    Purpose

    The purpose of this consultation is to seek feedback on the revised workers compensation guidelines for allied health treatment and hearing service provision.

    What has changed in the revised guidelines?

    The revised guidelines provide the framework for SIRA approval of appropriately qualified and experienced allied health and hearing service providers to deliver treatment and services that optimise health and work outcomes for workers, while maintaining a sustainable workers compensation system.

    The revised guidelines include:

    • conditions of approval that set clear expectations and standards for providers
    • a robust regulatory framework to address provider non-compliance
    • application of approval requirements to hearing service providers
    • a three-year term of approval to align with approval terms for other SIRA-approved providers; and
    • a 12-month period for currently approved providers to transition to approval under the new guidelines.

    COVID-19 update

    Due to the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic all feedback is to be submitted using our online form.

    Note: the online form doesn’t save until you press ‘Submit’. Consider drafting your answers separately and pasting into the online submission boxes when you are done. That way, your work isn’t lost in case of a problem such as an interruption to internet connection.

    If you can't use our online form, you can email your submission to consultation@sira.nsw.gov.au.

    Note:

    • We will publish your submission if not told otherwise.
    • Due to the COVID-19 pandemic all feedback is to be submitted electronically.
  • Milestones

    Next steps

    Stage of consultation

    Date

    Consultation opens

    29 July 2020

    Consultation closes (6 weeks later)

    16 September 2020

    Following review and consideration of all submissions, SIRA will:

    • publish a summary of the consultation feedback
    • finalise, gazette and implement the workers compensation guidelines for allied health treatment and hearing service provision.

    COVID-19 update

    Due to the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic all feedback is to be submitted using our online form.

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