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WORKPLACE INJURY MANAGEMENT AND WORKERS COMPENSATION ACT 1998 - SECT 294A

Rules and regulations concerning medical evidence

294A Rules and regulations concerning medical evidence

(1) The Rules and the regulations may make provision for or with respect to:
(a) the disclosure, by the furnishing of copies of reports or otherwise, of the nature of the expert medical evidence to be given in evidence before the Commission (including the exclusion of any such evidence for non-compliance with any requirement for the disclosure of the nature of the evidence), and
(b) the disclosure of medical reports (including X-rays and the results of other tests) to approved medical specialists (including the exclusion of any such medical report for non-compliance with any requirement for the disclosure of the medical report), and
(c) limiting the number of medical reports in connection with a claim or any aspect of a claim and, in particular, limiting the number of medical reports that may be admitted in evidence in proceedings before the Commission, and
(d) limiting the number of expert witnesses that may be called by any party and otherwise restricting the calling of expert witnesses by a party.
(2) This section only authorises Rules in connection with proceedings before the Commission.



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