1.1.T.160 Treating doctor (DSP, SA)

Definition

For the purposes of DSP and SA, a treating doctor is a medical practitioner who has or has had the responsibility for the treatment of a person's condition.

A medical practitioner is a person registered and licensed as a medical practitioner under a state or territory law that provides for the registration or licensing of medical practitioners.

Act reference: SSAct section 23(1)-'medical practitioner'

Policy reference: SS Guide 3.6.2.10 Medical & Other Evidence for DSP, 3.6.5.60 Assessment of SA

Last reviewed: 20 March 2015