Medical Assessment of Disease and Disability
Do I have to have my medical examination and test done at the Dust Diseases Board?
No, if you are not well enough to attend the Dust Diseases Board's medical section or if you live in rural New South Wales or Interstate, the Dust Diseases Board will arrange an appointment for you with a designated doctor located close to where you live.
The Board will contact the doctor and request that an x-ray, breathing test and medical examination be performed. The doctor will also fill out a special clinical card. This information will be sent back to the Board. You will also recieve in the mail four copies of a "Medical Authority" form for you to sign and return to the Board. This form authorises the Board on your behalf to request any relevant medical information relating to your claim from your treating doctors and for this information to be forwarded to the Board.
When I come to the Board to be assessed, what tests will be performed?
The following assessments will be performed on the same day when you visit the Dust Diseases Board Medical section. The Board's medical examinations have been designed to minimise patient discomfort during testing.
- X-rays of lungs
- Lung function testing
- Medical consultation
After the above information has been collected it will be forwarded to the Medical Authority for their consideration.
Click here for the Medical Examination Information Sheet - information on travel expenses and compensation entitlement.