WorkCover NSW has issued a reminder concerning the new certificate of capacity which from 1 October 2012 replaced the WorkCover medical certificate as the primary tool for the nominated treating doctor to communicate with all parties involved in the return to work process.
The nominated treating doctor or treating specialist medical practitioner is responsible for completing the WorkCover certificate of capacity.
The worker is responsible for providing a completed WorkCover certificate of capacity to the employer or insurer to be eligible for weekly payments.
The certificate is one source of information that may be used by the insurer to inform work capacity assessments and decisions.
The Information for medical practitioners completing the WorkCover certificate of capacity provides further detail regarding the certificate of capacity.