4.5.24 Counselling services
WorkSafe can pay the reasonable cost of counselling services at the request of a medical practitioner where required as a result of a work-related An injury/disease is work related if it arose out of or in the course of employment and the scope of employment. injury or illness.
See: Cost of services
The Counselling policy has replaced the loss and grief counselling policy effective 1 February 2022.
The policy includes:
- what can be paid for
- referral requirements
- who can provide counselling services
- service standards including regular reporting required
- review of service provision
WorkSafe publish a fee schedule for the maximum payment rate for consultations.
See: Fee Schedule for Counselling Services
Counsellors registered under this policy to provide counselling services, are unable to provide services under the Family counselling policy.