Guidelines, policies and legislation
Guidelines, policies and legislation for the Lifetime Care and Support Scheme.
The LTCS Guidelines are issued under the Motor Accidents (Lifetime Care and Support) Act 2006 and provide information about:
- eligibility, and how decisions are made about eligibility
- services, and requests for services.
The Act states that the Guidelines must be be applied when we make an assessment of the treatment, rehabilitation or care needs of Scheme participants. Service providers should refer to the Guidelines when completing requests for services.
We are currently inviting comments on the review of the LTCS Guidelines. Please continue to use the current Guidelines, we will notify in E-news when the final Guidelines have been gazetted and are available for use.
Guidelines for people with spinal cord injuries
Service providers should refer to these guidelines when requesting attendant care services or equipment for participants with spinal cord injuries.
Service providers should refer to this guidance note when requesting tutoring for students with a brain injury. This guidance note was developed in consultation with a working party of stakeholders including representatives from education, health and Lifetime Care.
Neuropsychological Assessment Guidelines
- Neuropsychological assessment of children and adults with traumatic brain injury: Guidelines for the NSW CTP Scheme and the LTCS Scheme
- Guidelines for the prescription of a seated wheelchair or mobility scooter for people with a traumatic brain injury or spinal cord injury
- Summary of the guidelines for the prescription of a seated wheelchair or mobility scooter for people with a traumatic brain injury or spinal cord injury
- Goals checklist
- Shoulder injury prevention checklist
- Long term needs checklist
- Training topics checklist
- Injury prevention during transport checklist
- Maintenance checklist
- Comfort tool
Attendant care guidelines
The Lifetime Care & Support Scheme is established under the Motor Accidents (Lifetime Care and Support) Act 2006. This the current version of the Act, including legislative amendments that occurred in 2009 and 2012.
This Act outlines the support available under the Scheme and the role of the Lifetime Care and Support Authority.
We have an agreement with the ACT Lifetime Care and Support Commissioner to pay for reasonable and necessary treatment, rehabilitation and care services for participants on behalf of the ACT Lifetime Care and Support Scheme.
We use the ACT Lifetime Care and Support Guidelines to make these decisions which are issued under ACT legislation. Information about the ACT Lifetime Care and Support Scheme can be found at the ACT Treasury website.
Service providers should use LTCS forms for requesting services for participants of the ACT LTCS Scheme.