Medical practitioners

Medical practitioners

Important changes to the workers compensation laws came into effect on 1 January 2018, and affect medical practitioners. See all information on the changes here

Effective 1 January, medical practitioners are no required to be accredited to issue workers compensation medical certificates.

You are no longer required to renew your accreditation. Once accredited, you will remain so until you surrender it or it is revoked or suspended by the Board.

Although medical practitioners are no longer required to be accredited to issue workers compensation certificates, the Board recommends you familiarise yourself with the guidance in this section.

(Note: Medical practitioners who wish to assess the degree of a worker's whole person impairment must still be accredited by the Board. See 'Medical practitioners accredited to assess impairment' for information).

'Medical practitioner’ means someone registered under the Health Practitioner Regulation National Law in the medical profession; or someone authorised under another country’s laws to carry out the functions that, if carried out in Australia, would be required to be registered under the Health Practitioner Regulation National Law.

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