Date: Monday December 18, 2017
Amendments to the Tasmanian Workers Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 1988
Amendments to the Workers Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 1988 were recently passed by the Tasmanian Parliament with a commencement date of 1 January 2018 and Workplace Rehabilitation Providers currently accredited by the WorkCover Tasmania Board may be directly effected.
- Workplace rehabilitation providers currently accredited by the Board will no longer be required to submit a renewal application (as previously required). If you are accredited by the Board when the amendments take effect, you will remain accredited unless you surrender it, or the Board revokes or suspends it. Providers are still required to complete and submit annual self-evaluation reports.
- Workplace rehabilitation providers are no longer required to be accredited by the Board if they are only providing ‘advice in relation to job seeking’ or ‘advice or assistance in arranging vocational training’.
- Advice in relation to job seeking’ and ‘advice or assistance in arranging vocational training’ have been included in the definition of ‘rehabilitation services’ (although they are not a prescribed service).
- The Board may accredit an organisation or a natural person.
Full details of the changes can be found in this Information Sheet.