The TAC has extended the approval to provide Independent Medical Examination services to TAC clients until 30 June 2018. This extension applies to all current providers unless they have specifically withdrawn as an IME with the TAC.
If you do not want to extend your IME approval click here. If you are happy to have your approval extended you don't need to do anything. We will be in touch soon to let you know about the process for IME approval after 1 July 2018.
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.
Impairment assessors play a critical role in ensuring the TAC provides timely and equitable lump sum benefits to a person injured in a transport accident.
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.