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4.1.2 Rehabilitation Assessment Triggers

Defence may facilitate a rehabilitation assessment in the following circumstances:

  • a member's treating medical officer recommends a rehabilitation assessment due to the nature of the injury or illness;
  • the treating medical officer places the member on sick or convalescence leave or medical restrictions for greater than 28 days;
  • a member's Commanding Officer requests a rehabilitation assessment;
  • a member may request or self refer for a rehabilitation assessment;
  • the MRCC (DVA) delegate recommends a rehabilitation assessment be undertaken after conducting a Needs Assessment; and
  • a mandatory referral for members with a diagnosed mental health condition, which is not short term or self limiting as part of their treatment or care planning.
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