RTWSA is the South Australian government body that regulates the workers' compensation scheme. They oversee licensed insurers under the Return to Work Act. They also regulate allied Health providers to ensure high standards of treatment and regulate fees to ensure sustainability.
Regarding hearing loss claims, RTWSA monitors hearing service providers within the scheme, ensuring only appropriately qualified persons can dispense hearing aids and other rehabilitation services to injured workers. Through Hearing Aid orders, they have regulated fees for hearing aids, fitting costs and ongoing maintenance expenses. Workers in South Australia receive excellent hearing aids, ensuring only the most modern hearing aids are prescribed.
RTWSA is also responsible for the training and accreditation of doctors who provide assessment services within the scheme. They create guidelines for doctors to follow to determine a worker's entitlement to monetary payments.