The Transport Accident Commission pursuant to section 23 of the Transport Accident Act 1986 hereby authorises the services described in this Schedule to be rehabilitation services for the purposes of the Act.
Each of the Rehabilitation Services listed below must be approved in advance in writing of its provision, by a TAC officer.
In this schedule:
- Rehabilitation is the provision of goal orientated and outcome focused services to assist in the process of restoring a person to the level of function consistent with their injuries and pre-accident status.
- Rehabilitation Services are those services defined in section 3 and authorised under section 23 of the Transport Accident Act 1986.
- Vocational Services are those services defined in section 3 of the Transport Accident Act 1986.
- Registered means a person whose professional discipline is registered by a Board listed in the Appendix - Authorised Service Provider Eligibility Criteria (Rehabilitation and Disability).
- Qualified means a person whose professional discipline has formal qualifications.
- Accredited means a peer based accreditation requirement, for that professional discipline.
- Recognised means an agency or person whose discipline has no formal qualifications and/or accreditation procedures but which satisfies the criteria set out in the Appendix - Authorised Service Provider Eligibility Criteria (Rehabilitation and Disability).
- Authorised means authorisation by the TAC in accordance with section 23 of the Transport Accident Act 1986.
The services listed below may be provided to a client as a rehabilitation service, either individually or as part of a structured rehabilitation program.
Listed Rehabilitation Services
|a.||Allied Health Assistance services |
Allied health assistance provided by a qualified Allied Health Assistant, with the appropriate personal indemnity insurance, acting under the supervision and direction of a Physiotherapist, Occupational Therapist or Speech Pathologist. See also the TAC Therapy Support Services policy.
|b.||Audiological services |
Audiological services provided by a qualified and accredited audiologist. See also the TAC Audiology policy.
Client Independence Skills Services (CISS)
CISS can only be provided by Disability Service providers and ABI support organisations. The service provider must:
A CISS worker must be an employee of a Disability Service provider or ABI support organisation and possess either an Associate Diploma or Certificate IV qualification in disability, community services or equivalent.
The TAC authorises Client Independence Skills Service (CISS) as an approved rehabilitation service.
See also the Client Independence Skills Service (CISS) policy.
Community neurobehavioural services
The TAC authorises the community neurobehavioural service as an approved rehabilitation service.
Driving Instruction services
Drug and Alcohol services
Educational Support services
Education support services assist in the process of restoring a client's participation in education to a level consistent with his/her injuries and pre-accident status or maximising a client's participation in an education program. These services are part of a client's overall rehabilitation program and require the achievement of measurable learning and development outcomes.
A person who is authorised to provide education support services for TAC clients include:
All authorised persons must have appropriate police checks and other compliance with working with children legislation, where relevant
See also the TAC Education Support Services policy.
Exercise Physiology services
An exercise physiologist is defined as a person who has obtained accreditation by the Australian Association of Exercise and Sports Science, as an exercise physiologist.
The TAC authorises exercise physiology services to be an approved rehabilitation service when provided:
Family Planning Education services
Family Planning Education programs aim to re-educate TAC clients in issues such as contraception and sexual decision making where injuries sustained in a transport accident have affected memory, behaviour, impaired inhibitions or put the client at potential risk of abuse or unwillingly falling pregnant/impregnating others.
A person who is authorised to provide Family Planning Education programs for TAC clients include:
The TAC authorises Family Planning Education as an approved rehabilitation service.
See also the Family Planning Education policy.
|k.||Family Support services |
Family support services provided by agencies funded by the Department of Human Services and complying with its family support program services and quality improvement program. See also the TAC Family Support Workers policy.
Neurobehavioural Rehabilitation services
Neurobehavioural rehabilitation services consist of programs and services authorised as a rehabilitation service in accordance with section 23 of the Transport Accident Act 1986.
A neurobehavioural rehabilitation service provider must be authorised by the TAC, in accordance with section 23 of the Transport Accident Act 1986,to provide neurobehavioural rehabilitation services having:
See also the Neurobehavioural Rehabilitation services policy.
Neuro Orthopaedic Institute (NOI) Recognise program
The Recognise program provides an online subscription based forum for the administration of Graded Motor Imagery that allows the client's account to be monitored by their physiotherapist to ensure that exercises are being completed correctly, and to grade the client on their rehabilitation activities.
The TAC authorises the Recognise program when it is provided by the Neuro Orthopaedic Institute (NOI) to be an approved rehabilitation service.
|n.||Occupational Rehabilitation services |
Occupational Rehabilitation services provided by occupational physicians; Tim Hwang and James Chan, to work with TAC spinal cord injury clients to improve vocational outcomes.
|o.||Orientation and Mobility services |
Orientation and mobility services for the vision impaired provided by a qualified orientation and mobility instructor. See also the TAC Orientation and Mobility policy.
Orthoptic services provided by a qualified and accredited orthoptist. See also the TAC Orthoptics policy.
Orthotic services authorised by the TAC includes:
A person who is authorised to provide orthotic services includes:
The TAC authorises orthotic services to be an approved rehabilitation service.
The TAC can fund the cost of orthotic services when:
See also the TAC Equipment policy.
The role of the outreach support worker (also known as PDRSS worker) is to provide support that will assist the client with a mental injury to experience an improved quality of life, learn or relearn the skills of daily living, participate to the maximum extent in social, recreational, educational and vocational activities and to live successfully at an optimal level of independent functioning in the community. For this service the client will have a mental injury that has resulted from a primary mental injury (no physical injury) or, have/be at risk of developing a secondary mental injury (mental disorder arising from a physical injury and including persistent pain).
The TAC authorises Outreach Services to be an approved rehabilitation service.
See also the Outreach Services policy.
Social Work services
|t.||Special Education Consultant services |
Special education consultant services provided by a teacher with postgraduate qualifications in a relevant specialist area. See also the TAC Special Education Consultant Services policy.
Speech Pathology services
|2.||Equipment which may be for therapeutic or educational purposes or adaptive equipment, which may be for mobility, household, domestic, independence, safety or recreational purposes. See also the TAC Equipment policy.|
|2a.||Equipment transportation services |
Equipment transportation services authorised by TAC is the transportation of TAC funded equipment from a client's home to an approved holiday destination within Australia or from a client's old place of residence to his/her new place of residence.
The TAC can fund the equipment transportation costs for a client to take his/her TAC funded equipment on holiday with him/her when:
The TAC can fund the equipment transportation costs for a client who is moving from his/her old place of residence to his/her new place of residence when:
Equipment transportation services can be provided by the following persons:
The TAC authorises Equipment Transportation costs to be an approved rehabilitation service.
See also the TAC Equipment policy.
Gymnasium and swimming memberships authorised by the TAC include memberships for the purpose of exercise rehabilitation, when requested and monitored by a registered medical practitioner, physiotherapist, chiropractor, osteopath or an accredited exercise physiologist, where the program:
Memberships that the TAC can fund include gymnasium memberships at facilities that are designed and equipped for various modalities of exercise, sports and physical training, or swimming memberships held at a swimming pool or aquatic centre that is designed for public use.
|4.||The reasonable cost of specialist laundry services when required due to 'soiling' caused by transport accident injuries. See also the 'Specialist Disability Laundry Services' section within the TAC Equipment policy.|
|5.||Funding towards the provision of a rehabilitation camp within the structure of a rehabilitation program, including the provision of allied health services. See also the TAC Rehabilitation Camps policy.|