No. To issue a certificate, the physiotherapist or psychologist must:
- be SIRA approved
- be treating the person they are assessing for capacity
- complete the Certificate of Capacity/Certificate of Fitness – treating physiotherapist or psychologist form
Note: If the worker seeking a certificate has more than one type of injury and is being treated by more than one type of practitioner, the treating physiotherapist/psychologist needs to consider whether the worker should be referred back to their medical practitioner to certify their overall capacity.
For example, where a worker has both a primary psychological injury and primary physical injury, but the physical injury is not impacting on their work capacity, however the psychological injury is impacting, it may be appropriate for the psychologist to issue the certificate. However where both injuries are impacting capacity for employment, the worker should be referred back to their medical practitioner to issue the certificate.