The Motor Accident Injury Assessment Scheme
In the Compulsory Third Party (CTP) insurance scheme, a person who is injured in a motor vehicle accident may be entitled to compensation for their injuries. Under Section 76 of the Civil Liability Act, the designated Minister has established an accreditation scheme called the Motor Accident Injury Assessment Scheme (MAIAS) to accredit Health Professionals for the purpose of undertaking assessments (ISV Medical Assessments) to assist in determining an injured person’s entitlement to compensation.
MAIAS will accredit medical practitioners (general and specialist) to undertake ISV Medical Assessments, comprising of a whole person impairment assessment and allocation of an Injury Scale Value (ISV).
An Accredited Medical Practitioner is a medical practitioner who is accredited as an Accredited Health Professional under this Scheme, as per section 76 of the Civil Liability Act (1936)
The CTP Accreditation Panel
Under section 76 (2) of the Civil Liability Act (1936) the designated Minister, Attorney-General John Rau, has established the CTP Accreditation Panel to implement and manage the Scheme.
Panel members are comprised of nominees of the designated Minister; the Australian Medical Association (SA), the Law Society (SA) and the CTP Insurance Regulator. The CTP Accreditation Panel will implement and administer the Scheme. Their responsibilities include but are not limited to:
prescribing the processes and documentation of the MAIAS;
prescribing accreditation training courses and overseeing their implementation;
make recommendations to the Minister for approval of applicants who meet the accreditation criteria;
monitoring the performance of Accredited Medical Practitioners to ensure conformity with accreditation obligations;
conducting investigations into alleged breaches of these conditions and imposing sanctions authorised by the MAIAS;
maintaining and keep an up to date register of all Accredited Medical Practitioners; and
ensuring continuing oversight of the MAIAS
Members of the Accreditation Panel
Dr Andrew Sutherland
Panel Chair and nominee of the Australian Medical Society (SA)
Mr Michael King
Nominee of the Law Society (SA)
MS Kim Birch
CTP Insurance Regulator
Mr Terry Evans
Nominee of the Attorney-General