4.5.15 Family counselling
WorkSafe can pay the reasonable cost of family counselling services to immediate family members Family member means a partner, parent, grandparent, sibling or child of the worker or of the worker's partner where the 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 to the worker is a severe injury, for which immediate inpatient treatment in a hospital is received, or where death results from the injury.
Services must be provided in Australia, by a medical practitioner, registered psychologist Registered psychologist means a person registered under the Health Practitioner Regulation National Law to practise in the psychology profession (other than as a student). or a social worker social worker means a person accredited with the Australian Association of Social Work and registered with WorkSafe to provide social work services (other than as a student) approved by WorkSafe.
The reasonable expense (capped per family unit, not per individual) cannot exceed the maximum statutory amount of $6,990
See: Cost of services
See: Policy for Family Counselling
The policy includes:
- who can provide family counselling services
- what can be paid for
- approval process.
Maximum indexed rates
Monetary limits on family counselling services are indexed each July, in accordance with the CPI Consumer Price Index.
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