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10.3.8 'any other form of treatment that is prescribed' - paragraph (i)


This paragraph was inserted by the Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2001 (No 144/2001) commencing on 1 October 2002. It was intended 'to allow the definition to include therapeutic treatment by a range of health professionals, without the need for referral by a medical practitioner'. (Explanatory Memorandum, 49)

Regulation 17 has prescribed 'Forms of medical treatment' as follows:

17(1) For paragraph (i) of the definition of medical treatment in Subsection 4(1) of the Act, therapeutic treatment by, or under the supervision of, any of the following persons is prescribed:

a) an occupational therapist

b) an optometrist

c) a podiatrist

d) a psychologist

e) a speech therapist.

(2) For subregulation (1), the person must be:

a) registered under the law of a State or Territory providing for the registration of persons of that kind, or

b) if there is no such law, a member of a relevant professional association.