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worksafe.qld.gov.au Work Capacity Certificate Australia : Queensland

Name of the Organization : WorkSafe Queensland
Type of Facility :Work capacity certificate
State : Queensland
Country : Australia

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Website : https://www.worksafe.qld.gov.au/medical/articles/queensland-workers-compensation-certificate-of-capacity

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** The Queensland work capacity certificate – workers’ compensation came into effect 1 July 2016, replacing the existing workers’ compensation medical certificate.

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** The certificate encourages doctors and injured workers to approach return to work with a positive attitude and focus on what recovering workers can do rather than what they can’t, which supports the earliest possible return to work.

** Doctors currently complete a medical certificate that details an injured worker’s restrictions and limitations at work.

** The new certificate promotes early intervention and return to work by encouraging early discussions about capacity for work between doctors and injured workers.
** The work capacity certificate will be phased in over a six month period to allow doctors to familiarise themselves with the change.
** By 1 January 2017 it will be the only recognised certificate by Queensland workers’ compensation insurers.
** The Office of Industrial Relations welcomes feedback on the new work capacity certificate – workers’ compensation during the transition phase.
** Please email certificatefeedback AT justice.qld.gov.au

Ensuring that doctors are supported through education :
** We acknowledge that doctors are the key certifiers of capacity and most directly impacted by the introduction of the new certificate.
** To ensure that doctors are adequately supported in the transition to focusing on an injured worker’s capacity and functional ability,
** we have a dedicated medical support page for their reference.
** View the medical support page.

Don’t miss out on the information you need to know :
** The release of the work capacity certificate – workers’ compensation is one of the biggest initiatives undertaken within the Queensland workers’ compensation scheme in recent years.
** The rehabilitation and return to work space is continually developing and improving.

** Register your details to ensure that you don’t miss out on innovative updates as they are released regarding latest treatments, strategies and research relating to improve rehabilitation and return to work outcomes for injured workers and employers.

For doctors :
Our Medical Support webpage is a dedicated resource to support doctors in their role in the Queensland workers’ compensation scheme, which includes :
** Short films
** Peer webcasts
** CPD accredited modules

For other stakeholders :
** The ON.Series has been specifically designed to provide a diverse range of educational webcasts for stakeholders.

These topics provide practical strategies and an understanding of :
** Health benefits of good work
** Finding opportunities for capacity when a worker has been certified with total incapacity
** Leadership in rehabilitation and return to work

Feedback :
** The Office of Industrial Relations welcomes any feedback in relation to the Work capacity certificate – worker’s compensation.

** This feedback is vital to ensure that this initiative supports Queensland businesses and workers in their roles in ensuring positive and sustainable return to work outcomes for our scheme.

** Please forward all feedback to certificatefeedback@oir.qld.gov.au.

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