Recognition of acupuncture as an “approved treatment”

From Wednesday 1 April 2015, acupuncture will be recognised as an “approved treatment” under section 5(1) of the Workers’ Compensation and Injury Management Act 1981.

The fixed fee of $71.60 has also been prescribed under the Workers’ Compensation and Injury Management (Scales of Fees) Regulations 1998 for acupuncture provided to injured workers.

The prescribed fee is payable to registered Chinese Medicine Practitioners under the Health Practitioner Regulation National Law (Western Australia) in the Division of acupuncture.

If you have any queries regarding acupuncture as an approved treatment, please contact Kevin Gillingham, Manager Policy & Legislative Services on (08) 9388 5640.

Page last updated: 20 March 2015 at 11:05 am

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