WorkCover WA implements new certificates of capacity
On 1 July 2014, WorkCover WA’s new certificates of capacity replaced the First, Progress and Final medical certificates. Medical practitioners and practice managers can obtain the new certificates through their software provider or download them directly from the WorkCover WA gpsupport website.
The certificates of capacity support the principle that work helps recovery. The new forms:
- assist GPs to focus on what the worker can do to remain in or return to work
- optimise the communication of information essential to support the worker’s return to work
- help GPs to articulate the worker’s progress and ongoing needs, assisting insurers to make informed decisions about the worker’s claim for workers’ compensation