Return to Work Act 2014
On July 1 2015, the WorkCover Ombudsman ceased to exist and the SA Ombudsman assumed powers to oversee the management of workers compensation claims under the Return To Work Act 2014 (RTW Act).
Three areas that the Ombudsman may consider are:
- service standards under Schedule 5 of the RTW Act
- workers’ right of access to their claims file under Section 180 of the RTW Act
- administrative acts of Return to Work Corporation of South Australia and self-insured Government Agencies as agencies to which the Ombudsman Act applies.