1.1.P.220 Permanent condition & permanent impairment (DSP)
A permanent condition is a medical condition which has been fully diagnosed, fully treated and fully stabilised (1.1.F.240) and is more likely than not, in light of available evidence, to persist for more than 2 years.
A permanent impairment is an impairment resulting from a permanent condition which is more likely than not, in light of available evidence, to persist for more than 2 years.
Example: A condition may last for more than 2 years, but the impairment resulting from that condition may be assessed as likely to improve or cease within 2 years. If this is the case an impairment rating cannot be assigned to the impairment.
Policy reference: SS Guide 22.214.171.124 DSP assessment of impairment ratings