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Scheme guidance

Overview

Comcare provides scheme guidance to determining authorities in the Comcare scheme to assist them in understanding and applying the provisions of the Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 1988 (SRC Act). It is aimed at generating a common understanding and encouraging consistency of approach.

Scheme Guidance outlines Comcare’s understanding of and approach to the provisions in the SRC Act or any subordinate legislation.

Scheme Guidance replaces previously issued Jurisdictional Policy Advices (JPAs). All previously issued JPAs can still be viewed and accessed. As we review our JPAs they will be replaced by Scheme Guidance. Where a JPA is no longer current or relevant it will include the words ‘replaced’ or ‘revoked’.

If you have any questions about Scheme Guidance or Jurisdiction Policy Advices, please contact Scheme Policy on 1300 366 979 or by email to general.enquiries@comcare.gov.au.


The following guidance documents are available.

Applying the Clinical Framework to assess the reasonableness of medical treatment

To provide scheme guidance to claims managers on the application of the Clinical Framework for the Delivery of Health Services (the Clinical Framework) principles when considering the reasonableness of medical treatment under section 16 of the Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 1988 (the SRC Act).

Appropriate cost of medical treatment

To provide scheme guidance to relevant authorities and their claims managers about the appropriate cost of medical treatment under subsection 16(1) of the Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 1988 (SRC Act).

Compensation for Attendant Care services

To provide scheme guidance to relevant authorities and their claims managers about the provision of attendant care services under subsection 29(3) of the Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 1988 (SRC Act).

Accrual of leave

To provide information for employers calculating leave accrual for employees on compensation leave under the provisions of the Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 1988 (the SRC Act).

Page last updated: 18 Jul 2017