The TAC uses a range of assessments to conduct examinations to determine a client's possible entitlement or supports following a transport accident.
Independent Impairment Assessments
Becoming an Independent Impairment Assessor
Impairment assessors complete specific training through accredited training providers approved by the Minister for the TAC. Further information is available on the AMA Victoria website or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
After completing the impairment assessment training course, you can contact the TAC to request to provide IIAs.
Independent Medical Examinations
The TAC accepts applications from suitably qualified practitioners to become Independent Medical Examiners (IMEs) and/or Independent Impairment Assessors (IIAs) in the following disciplines:
- Addiction Medicine
- Paediatrics, and
- Orthopaedic Surgery (Victorian based).
Joint Medical Examination
The Joint Medical Examination (JME) process commenced as part of the legislative amendments to the Transport Accident Act 1986 in November 2013. It was introduced to improve client experience by reducing the number of medical examinations clients need to attend on behalf of the TAC and a client's legal practitioner.
As of 1 July 2014, the TAC was no longer liable to reimburse a solicitor for a medico-legal report obtained for a TAC matter under Section 60(2F), unless it is requested jointly by the TAC and the person who is injured. The TAC will continue to pay reasonable medical costs to medical examiners for conducting TAC only examinations.