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|02 Mar 2017||Impairment benefits|
As the result of a recent Victorian Government gazette, a driver convicted of an offence under a corresponding law (outside of Victoria) that is the equivalent to culpable driving or dangerous driving causing death, is not eligible for an impairment benefit. This applies for transport accidents that occur on and after 2 March 2017.
|02 Mar 2017||Eligibility for Benefits|
As the result of a Victorian Government gazette, a driver convicted of an offence under a corresponding law (outside of Victoria) that is the equivalent to culpable driving or dangerous driving causing death, is restricted to claim only medical and like benefits. This applies for transport accidents that occur on and after 2 March 2017.
|21 Apr 2016||Serious Injury applications for mental injury claims|
This policy has been updated as the result of the recent repeal of the 2013 legislative amendments relating to mental injury.
|21 Apr 2016||Claims for Common Law Damages|
This policy has been updated as the result of the recent repeal of the 2013 legislative amendment which limits the TAC's liability to pay common law damages to people who suffered mental injury or nervous shock as a result of an injured person's own negligence or if they were attempting to commit suicide.
|22 Sep 2015||Overseas travel to attend medical examinations in Australia policy|
This new policy details the circumstances when the TAC will pay to fly a client from Overseas to Australia to be medically examined.
|01 Jul 2015||Early Intervention Physiotherapy Framework|
This policy has been updated and now includes an option for physiotherapists to provide a workplace assessment and report. Physiotherapists are also eligible to be paid a higher rate for treatment occurring after certain specific endorsed surgical and procedural interventions.
|30 Apr 2015||Motor Sports Accidents policy|
This policy has been reviewed and restructured.
|30 Sep 2014||Network Pain Management Programs and Pain Management Services|
Updates have been made to the Network Pain Management Program and Pain Management Services policy in line with the expiry of the Network Pain Management Program contractual agreement.
Further updates have been made to the policy to acknowledge the development of public hospital multi-disciplinary education programs designed to build skills and capability around client's self management of persistent pain issues.
|01 Jul 2014||Loss of Earnings Benefits|
As of 1 July 2014 clients will need to submit certificates of capacity issued by their treating health professional to ensure they receive regular payments.
The certificate of capacity replaces the medical certificate and explains what the client can and can't do because of their injuries. Refer to the Certificate of Capacity policy for further information.
|25 Jun 2014||Independent Medical Examination requested by the TAC only (non joint)|
This new policy has been developed for Independent Medical Examinations requested by the TAC (non joint).
|25 Jun 2014||Joint Medical Examination policy|
A new policy for Joint Medical Examinations (JMEs) has been developed.
|25 Jun 2014||Expenses when attending medical/impairment examinations policy|
The TAC can also pay the reasonable costs of accommodation, meals, child care and loss of wages to facilitate a client to attend a jointly arranged medical examination.
|22 May 2014||Medical excess||This policy has been reviewed and updated for language and clarity.|
|20 Nov 2013||Overpayments and recoveries|
As a result of the 2013 legislative amendments, it has been clarified that a law of a place outside Victoria includes a law of the Commonwealth.
|20 Nov 2013||Transport Accidents|
As a result of the 2013 legislative amendments, any incident involving the opening or closing of train, tram or bus doors are transport accidents (applies to accidents that occur on or after 20 November 2013).