The Government of South Australia announced the WorkCover scheme will be replaced by a Return to Work scheme effective from 1July 2015. As part of the changes, ReturnToWorkSA has replaced WorkCoverSA and is now responsible for implementing and managing the new scheme.
ReturnToWorkSA is established through the Return to Work Corporation of South Australia Act 1994. This Act sets out ReturnToWorkSA’s objectives, powers, duties, functions, status and interaction with other bodies.
South Australian Acts and regulations are available on the South Australian Government’s legislation site at www.legislation.sa.gov.au.
Return to Work Act
The Return to Work Act provides for the recovery, return to work and support of workers in relation to work injuries; to repeal the Workers Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 1986;
The Return to Work Act establishes the Return to Work scheme. It provides the framework for the delivery of support and services to people who have suffered a work injury to assist them to recover from their injury and return to work. The Act also outlines employer insurance registration and premium collection provisions, the dispute resolution system, and the roles and obligations of workers, employers and ReturnToWorkSA in supporting recovery and return to work.
Return to Work Regulations
The regulations may be cited as the Return to Work (Transitional Arrangements)
(Administration) Regulations 2015. The Regulations provide more detail on different aspects of the Act.