You will be required to comply with this guide if you are a qualified psychiatrist and you intend to undertake assessments to evaluate psychiatric impairment as a result of a workplace accident for the purpose of workers compensation claims. In some cases, the assessment may be referred to a medical panel, who will need to abide by the guidelines.
For a person to be eligible for workers compensation for a psychiatric injury, the degree of psychiatric impairment must be measured in accordance with these guidelines.
Please consult the responsible agency for more information and to ascertain the level of compliance (if any) that may be required by your business.
Code of Practice
A code of practice can be either a legal requirement or non-legal requirement. Legal codes of practice are defined as a result of legislation. Non-legal codes of practice are defined by industry regulators and bodies.
Guide to the Evaluation of Psychiatric Impairment for Clinicians - Please contact the responsible agency for application forms and registration details.
Department of Treasury and Finance
Accident Compensation Act 1985 (Victoria)
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