Guide to the Evaluation of Psychiatric Impairment for Clinicians - Victoria


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.

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Code of Practice

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Act(s) name

Workplace Injury Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 2013 Victoria

Administering agency

Department of Treasury and Finance

WorkSafe Victoria

Contact details

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WorkSafe Advisory Service

WorkSafe Victoria

Department of Treasury and Finance

Operating address: 1 Malop Street
Geelong, Victoria 3220
Mailing address: GPO BOX 4293
Melbourne, Victoria 3001
Website: WorkSafe Victoria (Opens in new window)