1.1.F.240 Fully diagnosed, fully treated & fully stabilised (FDTS) (DSP)

Fully diagnosed & fully treated

In determining whether a condition has been fully diagnosed by an appropriately qualified medical practitioner and whether it has been fully treated, the following is to be considered:

  • whether there is corroborating evidence of the condition,
  • what treatment or rehabilitation has occurred in relation to the condition, and
  • whether treatment is continuing or is planned in the next 2 years.

Fully stabilised

A condition is fully stabilised if:

  • either the person has undertaken reasonable treatment for the condition and any further reasonable treatment is unlikely to result in significant functional improvement to a level enabling the person to undertake work in the next 2 years, or
  • the person has not undertaken reasonable treatment for the condition and:
    • significant functional improvement to a level enabling the person to undertake work in the next 2 years is not expected to result, even if the person undertakes reasonable treatment, or
    • there is a medical or other compelling reason for the person not to undertake reasonable treatment.
Last reviewed: 1 July 2016