The TAC has extended the approval to provide Independent Impairment Asessment services to TAC clients until 30 June 2018. This extension applies to all current providers unless they have specifically withdrawn as an IIA with the TAC.
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 a claim for impairment benefits as a result of sustaining a permanent impairment.
IIAs play a critical role in ensuring the TAC provides timely and equitable lump sum benefits to a person injured in a transport accident. These professionals belong to the following health and medical professions:
- medical practitioner
- occupational therapist
The TAC is not currently seeking applications for our IIA roles. However, we periodically invite expressions of interest from suitability qualified professionals to become IIAs or Independent Medical Examiners (IMEs). Announcements for open applications are made via our website and our service provider e-newsletter. Questions about becoming an IIA and/or IME can be directed to the TAC's Health Services Lead on 0466 480 686.
Applicants need to demonstrate a minimum of five years clinical experience and a minimum of eight hours each week direct clinical care experience, either currently or over a 12-month period within the past three years, or if retired, evidence of currency of clinical knowledge through ongoing academic studies.
Becoming an Independent Impairment Assessor
All IIA's must undergo specific training. Training is delivered by an accredited training provider approved by the Minister for the TAC. The course offers:
- Administrative information on the assessment of impairment
- Theory and practice of assessing impairment
Providing services to the TAC
Upon the successful completion of the impairment assessment training course, you can request to provide services by directly contacting us.
The TAC can pay the reasonable costs of impairment assessment service as detailed in the below fee schedules:
- Joint Medical Examinations and reports
- Medical reports (Non TAC requested) Impairment Examinations and Reports (applies to examinations performed prior to 1 July 2014)
- Medical reports (TAC requested) Impairment and Serious Injury Examinations and Reports
- Transport Accident Act (1986)
If you any questions regarding your role as an IIA or on how to provide services to the TAC, please contact us.