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11.6.2 Rehabilitation Rights and Obligations

The Rehabilitation Rights and Obligations document must be presented to the client during the first contact with the rehabilitation provider. The contents should be discussed with the client, with the rehabilitation provider highlighting each of the client's rights. The client's obligations should also be clearly stated so that the client is aware that failure to comply with any part of the rehabilitation process may result in suspension of compensation benefits, excluding treatment.

The client must sign the Rehabilitation Rights and Obligations document. The original must be forwarded to the Rehabilitation Coordinator, with the client receiving a copy.

For DVA Staff, the current version of the Rehabilitation Rights and Obligations document is in Defcare Forms under the Generic Rehabilitation Forms tab. It is also available in TRIM (ref: 0744355E).

For more information, see Chapter 3 The Rehabilitation Process, in particular section 3.9.2 and also Chapter 13 Rights and Obligations in this manual.