Motor Vehicle Catastrophic Injuries Service Provider Workshops
1 June 2018
- Insurance Commission to host two community workshops for service providers to people with catastrophic injuries from motor vehicle crashes
- Opportunity for service providers to provide feedback on the performance of the motor vehicle Catastrophic Injuries Support scheme
The Insurance Commission will host two interactive community workshops on 6 June and 27 June 2018 for service providers to its motor vehicle Catastrophic Injuries Support (CIS) scheme.
More than 300 providers have been invited to attend two sessions to provide feedback on the CIS scheme, to ensure it continues to operate effectively and efficiently.
CIS scheme service providers are mostly small Western Australian businesses in the health, disability and community sector, and provide treatment, care and support services to people catastrophically injured in crashes on Western Australian roads.
There have been more than 100 people catastrophically injured in crashes since the CIS scheme was introduced in Western Australia on July 1, 2016. The Insurance Commission manages the lifetime treatment, care and support for most of those people either via the CIS scheme or the Compulsory Third Party insurance scheme.
At each workshops, the Insurance Commission will present the performance results of the scheme as it approaches the end of its second year, and seek feedback on how service delivery efficiency and effectiveness could be improved.
Comments attributed to Treasurer Ben Wyatt:
"The Insurance Commission has managed the Catastrophic Injuries Support scheme exceptionally well since its inception on July 1, 2016.
"Feedback on the scheme from participants and their families, and service providers has been very positive.
"The Insurance Commission has also maintained the affordability of motor injury insurance premiums, as Western Australia remains one of the most affordable jurisdictions for this cover."
Treasurer's office - 6552 5900