Workers compensation bulletin - issue 21

In this edition: NSW permanent impairment guidelines and deactivation of the allied health practitioner approval.

NSW permanent impairment guidelines - Table 4.2 interpretation

SIRA has received enquiries and feedback from various stakeholders regarding the interpretation and application of ‘Table 4.2 - Modifiers for DRE categories following surgery’ in the NSW workers compensation guidelines for the evaluation of permanent impairment (4th edition).

Clarification to help you interpret and apply Table 4.2 is now available on our website.

This information is provided by SIRA, in collaboration with permanent impairment assessors of the spine who are members of the NSW Permanent Impairment Coordinating Committee.

De-activation of allied health practitioner approval

Previously approved allied health practitioners, who have not satisfactorily completed the mandatory online training required to retain SIRA workers compensation approval, have had their approval de-activated from 1 February 2017.

These practitioners will no longer be listed on the SIRA website.

SIRA has contacted all of these practitioners to ensure they transfer care of any clients receiving treatment under the NSW workers compensation system to a SIRA approved allied health practitioner from 1 February 2017.

Check our website for more on SIRA workers compensation approval requirements.

If you believe you've been de-activated in error, please email us.