Information for independent medical examiners (IME)

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  1. Definition of independent medical examiners
  2. Declaration
  3. Apply to become an independent medical examiner
  4. Manual for independent medical examiners
  5. Contact details

Independent medical examiners (IMEs) are healthcare professionals approved by WorkSafe to perform medical examinations to guide decisions about work-related injury claims, and make sure injured workers receive the right treatments and benefits. WorkSafe can pay the reasonable costs of your services.


An Independent Medical Examiner must be approved under section 27 of the Workplace Injury Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 2013 and will be required to sign the independent medical examiners declaration. The declaration applies terms, conditions and standards including participating in peer reviews for quality assurance purposes.

Independent medical examiner manual

Contact WorkSafe

If you're an approved independent medical examiner it's important that WorkSafe's records are up to date. Contact WorkSafe Advisory on 03 9641 1444 or the IME Team at if you have any changes or questions about your role as an IME.

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