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4.1.2 ADF Rehabilitation Assessment Triggers

Last amended 
4 October 2017

The ADF may undertake a rehabilitation assessment in any of the following circumstances:

  • a member's treating Medical Officer (MO) recommends a rehabilitation assessment due to the nature of the injury or illness;
  • the treating MO 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;
  • a DVA delegate recommends a rehabilitation assessment be undertaken after conducting a Needs Assessmen or following the receipt of incapacity payments – refer to section 4.2.1 of this Library for information about how to refer a serving member to the ADF Rehabilitation Programs; or
  • 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.