Queensland Coal Mine Workers Health Scheme
The CWMHS is carried out to determine fitness for work and undertake health surveillance particularly in regard to the detection of respiratory diseases such as pneumoconiosis (black lung) in Queensland coal miners. From 1 April 2023 the process for health assessments will change. Please visit ResHealth for more information.
Click this link to the Sonic HealthPlus complete guide to the new bookings process.
Prior to 1 April 2023 you will have made your health assessment bookings directly with Sonic HealthPlus. Due to the change in legislation by the Qld Government you are now required to begin this process in the first instance through ResHealth.
Appoint a Medical Adviser
Qld Coal Mine employers are required to have a medical practitioner/s as their appointed medical adviser (AMA). The AMA’s role is to carry out, supervise and report on health assessments for the employers of coal mine workers.
If you are a worker, your employer will arrange for your health assessment. This is a mandatory process through ResHealth and not a process a worker can start without an employer or prospective employer.
Here are some frequently asked questions about Queensland Coal Mine Workers Health Scheme
- How it works
- Appoint a Medical Adviser