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4.1.3 The ADF Rehabilitation Case Management Pathway
The following diagram illustrates the ADFRP Rehabilitation Case Management Pathway for serving members. Note: the diagram has been made available below as an image, a PDF document and in plain text.
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Main Heading: ADFRP Rehabilitation Case Management Pathway
Starting point: Injury or Disease Occurs
PATHWAY 1: Member seeks treatment from ADF treating Medical Officer (MO) or displays behaviours which indicate treatment may be required
Step 1 (a): Rehabilitation Assessment triggered by or when a:
- treating Medical Officer (MO) considers an assessment is necessary
- member has been on sick leave or restricted duties or convalescing for greater than 28 days
- member self refers for an assessment
- member’s Commanding Officer (CO) requests that an assessment be undertaken
- MRCC delegate, based on outcomes of a completed Needs Assessment
- mandatory referral for Members with a mental health condition which is not short term or self limiting
Step 1 (b): Rehabilitation assessment is undertaken:
- occurs at the earliest possible time
- identifies the member’s suitability to undertake rehabilitation
- is work-place based (if possible); and
- is structured to identify one of three possible goals
Step 1 (c): Rehabilitation Program developed and implemented around one of three possible goals
- Goal 1: Member is fit for pre-injury duty/status
- Goal 2: Member is fit for duty in a different position and or service
- Goal 3: Member is stabilised and supported out of the ADF with an optimal level of functioning
- A member’s rehabilitation program is developed around providing individually tailored services to achieve one of the above goals. Service provision and liaison is managed/coordinated by the Rehabilitation Consultant with ADF and other medical and allied health practitioners, the members Chain of Command, if applicable, Defence Community Organisations, CTAS, MRCC etc.
Step 1 (d): Rehabilitation Program Closed
- Goal 1 or 2: Member reintegrated back into the ADF structure in some capacity.
- Goal 3 - Member provided with assistance to transition them through the medical discharge process.
- Goal 3 - Member with an accepted SRCA/MRCA claim becomes responsibility of DVA. New Needs Assessment undertaken at point of discharge or on receipt of discharge date.
- Goal 3 - Member discharging on medical grounds without an accepted claim is directed to community health and support agencies for further assistance to address needs.
PATHWAY 2: Member Submits Compensation Claim to DVA, following MO/CO recommendations
Step 2 (a): Member’s claim determined by MRCC Delegate - Member and ADF Health Services provided with notification of decision
Step 2 (b): Needs Assessment undertaken by MRCC Delegate - ADFRP provided with notification of identified rehabilitation needs
Step 2 (c): Pathway may then lead to either of the previous steps 1 (a) or 1 (c)
PATHWAY 3: Member seeks treatment independently of the ADF health system