Public Servant’s Massage Bill for Dealing with PTSD Knocked Back

According to The Sydney Morning Herald, article dated 22 July 2015, taxpayers will not have to pay $67,000 for massage and osteopathy therapy for a former public servant who has post traumatic stress disorder after an argument with her boss in a lift in Canberra six years ago.

The ex-Health Department worker has lost a legal bid to have federal workplace insurer Comcare fund the ongoing treatment, with the Administrative Appeals Tribunal finding the therapy did not constitute “reasonable” spending.

The case is the latest example of courts or tribunals backing Comcare’s get-tough policy on the type of treatments it will fund for injured public servants.

Read the full article here.