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.
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.