The Motor Accident Injury Accreditation Scheme

The Motor Accident Injury Accreditation Scheme

In the Compulsory Third Party (CTP) Insurance Scheme, a person who is injured in a motor vehicle accident may be entitled to compensation for their injuries.

The South Australian Motor Accident Injury Accreditation Scheme (MAIAS) was established in February 2015 by the designated Minister (the South Australian Attorney-General) under section 76 (2) of the Civil Liability Act 1936 (CLA).

MAIAS accredits medical practitioners to undertake ISV medical assessments that assist in determining an injured person's entitlement to compensation.

The key objective of MAIAS is to create an independent system that provides consistent, objective and reliable ISV medical assessments to determine the ISV Item Number. The ISV medical assessment then assists in the claims settlement process where the ISV is determined by the parties.

The Scheme Rules prescribe the regulatory and service standards required for medical practitioners to achieve and maintain accreditation under the MAIAS.

The Attorney-General appointed the CTP Regulator (established under the Compulsory Third Party Regulation Act 2016) as the MAIAS Administrator on 20 February 2019. The MAIAS Administrator acknowledges the foundation work of the MAIAS Panel in establishing the Scheme.

The MAIAS Administrator

As Administrator of MAIAS, the Regulator's responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • prescribing the processes and documentation of the MAIAS
  • prescribing accreditation training courses and overseeing their implementation
  • making recommendations to the Minister for approval of applicants who meet the accreditation criteria
  • monitoring the performance of Accredited Medical Practitioners to ensure conformity with accreditation obligations
  • conducting investigations into alleged breaches of these conditions and imposing sanctions
  • maintaining and keeping an up to date register of all Accredited Medical Practitioners
  • ensuring continuing oversight of the MAIAS.