1. ASOS has just today received the new SIRA guidelines for the administration of compensable patients (WorkCover and MAA).
  1. ASOS is working through them to ensure that there are no adverse consequences flowing from these changes.
  1. ASOS requested a number of changes to the original draft guidelines to ensure procedural fairness and independent clinical decision-making.
  1. As far as we can see, SIRA has, in the main, met these requests.
  1. SIRA has raised concerns that a number of what it calls “RSP”s (Relevant Service Providers) across all disciplines are working outside the scheme’s administrative boundaries.
    These guidelines are designed to standardise the administrative requirements in order to ensure compliance with reasonable administrative arrangements and procedures.

Stephen Milgate AM