An approved medical specialist (AMS) plays an important role in the Western Australian workers’ compensation scheme. An AMS assesses an injured worker’s degree of permanent whole of person impairment (PWPI) caused by workplace injuries. These assessments determine access to certain workers’ compensation entitlements by injured workers.

WorkCover WA may designate a person as an AMS if the person is a registered medical practitioner who WorkCover WA considers to be sufficiently trained in the use of WorkCover WA Guidelines and satisfies WorkCover WA’s eligibility criteria.

How to become an approved medical specialist
See below to find out how to become designated as an approved medical specialist (AMS) operating within the Western Australian workers’ compensation and injury management scheme or to see if there are any upcoming dates scheduled for training in the use of the WorkCover WA Guidelines.

Go to How to become an approved medical specialist.

PLEASE NOTE: Applications to become an approved medical specialist will only be accepted by WorkCover WA during the application period. The application period will follow the scheduling of the WorkCover WA Guidelines training, which is traditionally held on an annual basis.

Register of approved medical specialists

Register of approved medical specialists (WorkCover WA Online)
An up-to-date register of WorkCover WA approved medical specialists (AMS).

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