We are seeking feedback on proposed frameworks for non-treating health practitioners in the NSW CTP scheme and workers compensation system.
Consultation period: 28/02/2019 12:01 am to 12/04/2019 11:59 pm
The State Insurance Regulatory Authority (SIRA) is seeking feedback on proposed frameworks for non-treating health practitioners in the NSW CTP scheme and workers compensation system.
SIRA is developing frameworks for the:
- appointment of authorised health practitioners (AHPs) in the NSW CTP scheme
- approval of injury management consultants (IMCs) in the NSW workers compensation system.
AHPs provide medicolegal evidence in relation to motor accident injuries in court and dispute resolution proceedings. AHPs were introduced to the 2017 CTP scheme to encourage joint medicolegal examinations with the aim to minimise disputation and reduce claim resolution times.
IMCs are registered medical practitioners experienced in occupational injury and workplace-based rehabilitation. They primarily assist the various stakeholders involved in a worker’s claim to progress a worker’s recovery at/return to work with the goal of optimising the worker’s health and work outcomes.
SIRA has aligned the proposed frameworks where possible and set clear standards, expectations and processes to emphasise a uniform approach to non-treating health practitioners providing services to people injured in a motor accident or at work in NSW.
28 February 2019 - 29 March 2019 Consultation on proposed frameworks Mid-2019 IMC framework to be finalised and released
Following consideration of all the submissions, SIRA will produce a framework for IMCs. SIRA will also consider feedback on how an appointment and regulatory framework for AHPs may operate, including relevant guideline provisions.