Overall policy development for rehabilitation activities covered under Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 1988 (SRCA), Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 2004 (MRCA) and the Veterans' Vocational Rehabilitation Scheme (VVRS) rests with the Rehabilitation Policy Section of the Rehabilitation, Case Escalation and MRCA Review Branch.
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(Italics are quotes from the Act)
1. "The aim of rehabilitation is to maximise the potential to restore a person who has an impairment, or an incapacity for service or work, as a result of a service injury or disease to at least the same physical and psychological state, and at least the same social, vocational and educational status, as he or she had before the injury or disease." source: section 38 of MRCA.
A rehabilitation plan should normally be closed when:
Developing a rehabilitation plan
The recommendations made by the Rehabilitation Provider in the client's Rehabilitation Assessment Report, form the foundation of the Rehabilitation Plan (the plan) drafted by the provider.
Two types of plans can be drafted around the assessment report recommendations:
A range of supplementary documentation available to rehabilitation service providers to assist in the management and progress of a rehabilitation plan/program.
The Rehabilitation Plan Supporting Documents are the:
Standardised rehabilitation reporting documents are an important element in achieving a uniform approach to DVA rehabilitation services across all three DVA rehabilitation schemes and the range of services available within DVA.
Standard reporting documents must be used by all rehabilitation providers delivering rehabilitation services on behalf of DVA.
The practice of organising regular reviews with service providers is considered to be best practice in rehabilitation case management. This can provide opportunities for the Rehabilitation Coordinator, the service provider and when appropriate, the client, to jointly review and discuss the case in detail to keep matters progressing and resolve issues of concern.