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This instrument varies the Veterans' Vocational Rehabilitation Scheme to facilitate the inclusion of medical management and psychosocial services as part of the range of services that may be provided to veterans under the Scheme.
Administered by: Veterans' Affairs
Registered 08 Mar 2016
Tabling HistoryDate
Tabled HR15-Mar-2016
Tabled Senate15-Mar-2016
Date of repeal 21 Mar 2016
Repealed by Division 1 of Part 3 of Chapter 3 of the Legislation Act 2003

Australian Government

 

Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986

 

Veterans’ Vocational Rehabilitation Scheme Amendment Instrument 2016

Instrument 2016 No. R5

 

 

 

 

I, Dan Tehan, Minister for Veterans’ Affairs, under subsection 115B(3) of the Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986, approve the following variations by the Repatriation Commission to the Veterans’ Vocational Rehabilitation Scheme.

Dated this    1st   day of  March 2016

 

 

 

Dan Tehan

DAN TEHAN

 

The Repatriation Commission, under subsection 115B(2) of the Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986 makes the following variations to the Veterans’ Vocational Rehabilitation Scheme (Instrument 2015 No. R11).

 

Dated this   15th              day of   February   2016

 

The Seal of the                                                              )

Repatriation Commission                                             )  SEAL

was affixed hereto in the                                               )

presence of:                                                                   )

 

 

 

 

 

Simon Lewis                   Craig Orme                             Major General Mark Kelly

………………………………………………………………………………………………..

 SIMON LEWIS                        CRAIG ORME                                  Major General Mark Kelly

                                                       DSC AM CSC                                                              AO DSC

    PRESIDENT                      DEPUTY PRESIDENT                                           COMMISSIONER

 

 


 

1       Name

     This instrument is the Veterans’ Vocational Rehabilitation Scheme Amendment Instrument 2016.

 

2       Commencement

This instrument commences on 20 March 2016.

 

3       Authority

     This instrument is made under subsection 115B(2) of the Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986.

 

 

4       Schedule

     The instrument specified in the Schedule to this instrument is varied as set out in the items in the Schedule.

 


 

Schedule

 

Veterans’ Vocational Rehabilitation Scheme (Instrument 2015 No. R11)

 

 

 

1.    Paragraph 1.3.1 (Definitions)

 

         insert:

 

“medical management service” means a service that is an adjunct to medical treatment and is designed to monitor a person’s medical treatment with the aim of restoring or maximising the person’s physical or psychological function;

 

  Note:  Examples of medical management services include, but are not limited to, coordination of medical providers to establish a treatment program, and intensive case management to facilitate regular attendance at medical appointments. 

 

“psychosocial service” means a rehabilitative, skill-building or recovery-oriented service that aims to restore a person to his or her optimal level of independent functioning within the community;

 

  Note:  Examples of psychosocial services include, but are not limited to, community inclusion activities, pain management, adjustment to disability counselling, family education, and drug and alcohol management.

     

2     Paragraph 1.3.3  (Content of an approved program)

 

          after (n), insert:

 

(o)       the provision of medical management services;

(p)       the provision of psychosocial services;

 

 

3     Paragraph 1.3.5  (Chapter 2 vocational rehabilitation program)

 

          paragraph (b), the words “subsection 37(2A)” substitute:

 

section 37AAA

 

 

4     Paragraph 1.3.6  (Chapter 3 rehabilitation program)

 

          paragraph (b), the words “subsection 37(2A)” substitute:

 

section 37AAA

 

5     Paragraph 1.5.1  (A rehabilitation plan must first be prepared and approved)

 

    paragraph (a), the words “for the veteran,” substitute:

 

in consultation with the veteran,

 

 

6     Paragraph 2.2.4 (Labour market)

 

          after the paragraph, insert:

 

Medical management and psychosocial services

 

2.2.5  The Commission may approve the inclusion of medical management services or psychosocial services in a vocational rehabilitation program for a veteran if the Commission is satisfied that the services are reasonably required to:  

 

(a)  assist the veteran to achieve or retain suitable paid employment; or

 

(b)  address an identified rehabilitation barrier as part of the process of assisting the veteran to achieve or retain suitable paid employment.

 

 

7     Paragraph 3.2.2 (Criteria for participation in the Scheme)

 

          after the paragraph, insert:

 

Medical management and psychosocial services

 

3.2.2A  The Commission may approve the inclusion of medical management services or psychosocial services in a rehabilitation program for a veteran if the Commission is satisfied that the services are reasonably required to:

 

(a)  assist the veteran to achieve or retain suitable paid employment; or

 

(b)  address an identified rehabilitation barrier as part of the process of assisting the veteran to achieve or retain suitable paid employment.

 

 

8     Paragraph 3.2.1 (Approval of a rehabilitation program)

 

          paragraph 3.2.1(e), the word “veterans’ ”, substitute:

 

         veteran’s

 

 

9     Paragraph 3.2.4 (Failure to comply with an approved plan or approved program)

 

          paragraph 3.2.4(a), the words “approved plan or vocational rehabilitation program”, substitute:

 

         approved rehabilitation program

 

 

 

10   Paragraph 4.2.1 (Grant may be made in special circumstances)

 

  the words “rehabilitation services or other assistance”, substitute:

 

rehabilitation services, medical management services, psychosocial services or other assistance