Out of scope: locating assistive technology in injury insurance rehabilitation legislation and guidelines

Steel, Emily J. (2017) Out of scope: locating assistive technology in injury insurance rehabilitation legislation and guidelines. In: RESNA 2017 Annual Conference, 26-30 Jun 2017, New Orleans, LA.

Abstract

Reforms to Australia’s disability support and injury rehabilitation sectors have prompted examination of service structures and cost-effectiveness in existing systems. Little is known about the provision of assistive technology in Australia’s injury insurance sector. This study explored assistive technology in the legislation, standards and guidelines for rehabilitation in Queensland’s motor accident injury insurance sector. Key policy documents published by the Motor Accident Insurance Commission (MAIC) were analyzed to locate concepts and interpretations relevant to assistive technology provision. The Act embraces a broad definition of rehabilitation, while its supporting guidelines and standards adopt narrower interpretations. Guidelines refer to aids and equipment to improve independence, as part of a medical model of treatment set out in the Standards. The legislative framework provides opportunities to develop and improve assistive technology provision as part of an integrated approach to rehabilitation.


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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)
Refereed: Yes
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Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences - School of Health and Wellbeing (1 Jan 2015 -)
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences - School of Health and Wellbeing (1 Jan 2015 -)
Date Deposited: 03 Sep 2019 06:37
Last Modified: 03 Sep 2019 23:38
Uncontrolled Keywords: assistive technology, rehabilitation, injury, insurance, legislation, standards, guidelines
Fields of Research : 11 Medical and Health Sciences > 1103 Clinical Sciences > 110321 Rehabilitation and Therapy (excl. Physiotherapy)
18 Law and Legal Studies > 1801 Law > 180199 Law not elsewhere classified
16 Studies in Human Society > 1605 Policy and Administration > 160508 Health Policy
Socio-Economic Objective: C Society > 92 Health > 9202 Health and Support Services > 920208 Health Policy Evaluation
C Society > 94 Law, Politics and Community Services > 9401 Community Service (excl. Work) > 940101 Ability and Disability
C Society > 92 Health > 9202 Health and Support Services > 920201 Allied Health Therapies (excl. Mental Health Services)
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/33331

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