Authorised Report Writers (ARWs)
An Authorised Report Writer (ARW) is an independent clinical psychologist or psychiatrist who prepares an objective medico-legal report when you are claiming compensation for a psychological or psychiatric disorder.
The role of the ARW is to diagnose any psychological or psychiatric injury and assess any disability resulting from the act of violence.
The compensation assessor determines, with the assistance of the ARW report, whether the injury you have claimed is established.
If you are claiming the compensable injury of psychological or psychiatric disorder category 1 or 2, Victims Services will allocate an ARW and notify you of the name and contact details.
Frequently asked questions about the Authorised Report Writers Service:
About ARWs generally
Your ARW appointment
The ARW assessment
The ARW report
Guide to nominating an interstate Authorised Report Writer
Applying to become an Authorised Report Writer
List of ARWs in NSW
List of ARWs outside NSW