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Medical practitioners - roles and responsibilities

Claims for medical expenses or time off work must be accompanied by evidence from a medical practitioner. Medical practitioners are responsible for:

  • Providing treatment for an injured employee as well as accurate medical assessments of their capability to return to work.
  • Providing advice on alternative duties or modifications to the workplace.
  • Making sure the case manager or approved rehabilitation provider is informed of the injured employee's abilities so duties can be tailored to suit the injured employee's capacity.
  • Monitoring and support the progress of the return to work effort.
  • Being available and accessible for case conferences or workplace visits.
Page last updated: 09 Apr 2014