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​Serious Injury Assessment

Currently the law provides that any medical practitioner, registered as such under the Health Professions Act, 1974, may perform a serious injury assessment in accordance with the procedure prescribed in regulation 3 of the Road Accident Fund Regulations 2008, and although the law does not currently require that the medical practitioner must have completed any prescribed training it remains a requirement that the medical practitioner must carry out the assessment correctly in accordance with the prescribed method. The use of the American Medical Association’s Guides to the Evaluation of Permanent Impairment, 6th Edition (“AMA Guides”) is central to the prescribed serious injury assessment method.

The American Board of Independent Medical Examiners (ABIME) provides training on the use of the AMA Guides and has provided such training to a number of South African medical practitioners, the names of whom are publishes on its website (


DISCLAIMER: The Road Accident Fund (RAF) does not warrant that the information published on ABIME’s website is complete or error free. The fact that the particulars of any person is published on the ABIME website is not an endorsement by the RAF of the credentials of that person or that that person is a medical practitioner registered to practice as such under the Health Professions Act, 1974. The RAF has no control over the ABIME website and will not be liable for any loss or damage you suffer, whether directly or indirectly, as a result of your use of the ABIME website.