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

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

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AuthorSteel, Emily J.
Journal or Proceedings TitleRESNA conference 2017: Annual Conference Proceedings
Number of Pages5
Year2017
Web Address (URL) of Paperhttp://www.resna.org/sites/default/files/conference/2017/public_policy/Steel.html
Conference/EventRESNA 2017 Annual Conference
Event Details
RESNA 2017 Annual Conference
Event Date
26 to end of 30 Jun 2017
Event Location
New Orleans, United States
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.

Keywordsassistive technology, rehabilitation, injury, insurance, legislation, standards, guidelines
ANZSRC Field of Research 2020420199. Allied health and rehabilitation science not elsewhere classified
489999. Other law and legal studies not elsewhere classified
440706. Health policy
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Byline AffiliationsSchool of Health and Wellbeing
Institution of OriginUniversity of Southern Queensland
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