Independent medical examiners (IMEs) are clinical professionals approved by the TAC to conduct independent medical examinations and report their findings to assist in claims management.
More than 200 medical practitioner IMEs in over 30 specialties conduct examinations and provide independent medical opinions to the TAC. They play a critical role in ensuring the TAC scheme provides the right treatment and benefits to injured Victorians.
IMEs are asked to sign the IME Declaration PDF, 0.02MB. This declaration applies terms, conditions and standards including acceptance of peer review for quality assurance purposes.
***August 2016 - Independent Medical Examiner applications on hold***
Due to the high volume of recent submissions there is currently a hold on applications to become an approved Independent Medical Examiner for the TAC
Please check back for future updates or if you have any queries please contact the IME Team at firstname.lastname@example.org
Please note that this is not applicable to the Joint Medical Examination (JME) Process. For further information on the JME Process please view here
Joint Medical Examinations
In November 2013, the Transport Accident Act 1986 was amended. One of the objectives of the changes was to improve client experience through the reduction of attendance at multiple examinations. The legislative changes are directed at encouraging jointly commissioned medical examinations.
This legislation is effective 1 July 2014. If you currently have a medical examination booked on or after 1 July, please use the relevant link below for information on the joint process.
Personal safety and security
The TAC is currently reviewing its security guidelines. In the meantime, please review the guidelines developed by WorkSafe Victoria at their Independent Medical Examiners page.
Contacting the TAC
If you have any questions or feedback regarding the information above, or about Independent Medical Examinations in general, please contact:
Health & Disability Strategy Group
Fax: 03 9656 9373
C/- Health & Disability Strategy Group
222 Exhibition Street
MELBOURNE VIC 3000
Keeping your details up to date
Your details are important to us. Should they change, please contact the Manager, Independent Medical Examinations to update.