Applications for Panel members are assessed against the following criteria:

  • Registered medical practitioner
  • Appropriate specialist experience and qualification (minimum of five years' experience in a relevant specialty) which has been identified as a business requirement for the proper functioning of Medical Panels
  • Reputation, expertise and standing within the profession
  • Demonstrated commitment to high standards of objectivity, independence and patient care
  • An interest in and/or understanding of medico-legal matters
  • An ability to work harmoniously within multidisciplinary teams at various defined levels
  • Agreement to participate in mandatory induction training, performance feedback reviews and appropriate continuing medical education during the term of appointment
  • Report writing experience
  • A commitment to engagement with the Medical Panels IT system including use of the online portal in management of referrals and
  • Satisfactory completion of, or commitment to the approved training to conduct impairment assessments in accordance with the AMA Guides to the Evaluation of Permanent Impairment (4th Edit.)

Period of appointment

Any appointment to Medical Panels is based on the operational needs and referral demands of Medical Panels. Successful Applicants may be appointed to the list for a term of up to three years.