A medical question can be referred to Medical Panels, when there is an aspect of the medical condition that needs to be clarified during the assessment, or management of a Workers Compensation claim, or a Wrongs Act claim.
A medical question can be referred by:
- authorised WorkSafe Agents;
- Accident Compensation Conciliation Services (ACCS);
- Magistrates' and County Courts;
- VCAT; and
- self-insured employers.
In a Wrongs Act claim, impairment threshold determinations can be referred by a party acting for a Respondent.
A Medical Panel provides the final opinion in relation to the medical question that was asked. This Opinion is binding on any court, body or person.