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Workplace Injury Management and Workers Compensation Act 1998 No 86
Current version for 22 November 2019 to date (accessed 8 July 2020 at 02:56)
53 Vocational re-education etc provided by Authority
(cf 1987 s 153)
(1) The Authority may institute, administer or co-ordinate vocational re-education and rehabilitation schemes for injured workers.(2) The Authority may draw from the Workers Compensation Operational Fund such amounts as may be necessary or desirable for the purposes of the vocational re-education and rehabilitation of injured workers.(3) Without limiting the generality of subsection (2), the Authority may draw from the Workers Compensation Operational Fund such amounts as the Authority considers appropriate—(a) to provide financial incentives to employers who offer employment to injured workers unable to find suitable employment and who provide (or assist in the provision of) vocational re-education and rehabilitation for those workers, or(b) to provide financial incentives to employers who retain or re-employ their injured workers and who provide (or assist in the provision of) vocational re-education and rehabilitation for those workers, or(c) to provide financial assistance to employers or others who offer injured workers work-trial experience or other voluntary work as part of the workers’ rehabilitation training (being assistance in connection with the cost of any necessary insurance arrangements relating to the workers or for other incidental expenses).(4) The Authority may establish within the Workers Compensation Operational Fund an account, to be known as the Vocational Re-education and Rehabilitation Account, for the purpose of keeping a separate record of the money in that Fund set aside by the Authority for the purposes of this section and the money paid from that Fund under this section.