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Workers compensation regulation bulletin - Issue 80 (December 2019)

Applications open for non-treating health practitioners

We’re now accepting applications for appointment as authorised health practitioners (AHPs) in the CTP scheme and injury management consultants (IMCs) in the workers compensation system.

The approval and regulatory frameworks have been aligned where possible to set clear and consistent minimum standards, expectations and processes for non-treating health practitioners who provide services to people injured at work or in a motor vehicle accident in NSW.

Visit our website for information about AHP and IMC roles, requirements and how to apply.

For further information email providers@sira.nsw.gov.au or telephone 1300 656 919.

Guidelines for workplace return to work programs updated

We have undertaken a small scale review of the Guidelines for workplace return to work programs.

The changes relate to the way employers can display or notify a return to work program and inform workers about how to notify an injury and make a claim for workers compensation. 

The two-year transition period for the 2017 guidelines has also been removed as it ended in May 2019.

All the changes are outlined in the Summary of changes document.

The new guidelines took effect 29 November 2019 and replaced the 2017 guidelines.

Employers should review the changes and update their return to work programs at their next scheduled review.

Latest data available

The workers compensation open data for September 2019 is now available on our website. October data will be available in the week commencing 16 December.

The data includes information about reported claims, return to work rates, claim payments, insurance affordability and customer experience.

We provide the open data platform to improve stakeholder access to information, and enable innovation and services to improve outcomes for workers and employers.

You will also find the latest workers compensation dashboards on our website that report on performance measures including effectiveness, efficiency, viability, affordability, customer experience and equity.

The reports are accompanied by data tables and explanatory information.

For general enquiries, please call 13 10 50.

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