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Mr Kennett’s legacy-the true history of secondary versus non-secondary psychiatric impairment

August 16, 2020

The concept of separating out impairment into impairment that is secondary to physical injury and impairment that is not secondary to physical injury was introduced into Victorian legislation in November 1996. It is now almost 24 years later. It seemed timely for me to discuss the history of this development. It is now taken for granted but caused some years of turmoil. It is a concept that has been incorporated into most states and territories. It was developed for only […]

The Guide to Civil Pyschiatric Assessment

by Michael Epstein