Physiotherapist and patient talking with rehabilitation equipment in background

Independent examinations

Independent medical examinations are sometimes required when a worker's recovery is not progressing as expected.

Independent medical examiners are medical specialists registered with the Australian Health Practitioners Regulation Agency. They are not employees or representatives of ReturnToWorkSA or its claims agents and they are not a treating doctor.

Examination by an independent medical examiner can be arranged by a case manager, self-insured employer or a worker themselves.