The role of the TAC's Clinical Panel is to conduct reviews and provide clinical support and advice to health professionals treating people injured in a transport accident.
The Clinical Panel also provides clinical support and advice to TAC claims staff, ensuring claims related decisions are clinically informed and justified.
The Clinical Panel consists of experienced medical and allied health professionals including:
- General Practitioners
- Occupational Therapists
- Speech Pathologists
You may be contacted by a member of the Clinical Panel to discuss aspects of a patient's injury including:
- the effectiveness of treatment or services
- return to work capacity and issues surrounding certification
- clarification of medical issues, injury and prognosis
- new or ongoing treatment/services requests
- surgical requests, medical intervention or pharmacotherapy
- Independent Medical Examination findings and recommendations
We will also notify your patient when a request is being reviewed by the Clinical Panel.
Clinical reviews are focused on ensuring treatment is clinically justified and aimed at improving health and return to work outcomes. All reviews are conducted in accordance with the appropriate Victorian legislation and the principles of the Clinical Framework for the Delivery of Health Services PDF, 1.29MB.
Independent Medical Examiners
Independent Medical Examiners (IMEs) are health professionals approved by the TAC who conduct independent medical examinations. The outcomes of their findings are used in making claim related decisions.
IMEs play a critical role in ensuring the TAC provides the right treatments and benefits to people injured in a transport accident.
Independent Impairment Assessors
Independent Impairment Assessors (IIAs) are medical practitioners specially trained to conduct impairment assessments. These assessments are required for a person injured in a transport accident, who has made claim for impairment benefits, as a result of sustaining a permanent impairment.