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31.18 Definitions

(cf SCR Part 36, rules 13A and 13C; DCR Part 28, rule 8; LCR Part 23, rule 1D)
In this Division:

"court-appointed expert" means an expert appointed pursuant to rule 31.46.

"expert" , in relation to any issue, means a person who has such knowledge or experience of, or in connection with, that issue, or issues of the character of that issue, that his or her opinion on that issue would be admissible in evidence.

"expert witness" means an expert engaged or appointed for the purpose of:

(a) providing an expert’s report for use as evidence in proceedings or proposed proceedings, or
(b) giving opinion evidence in proceedings or proposed proceedings.

"expert’s report" means a written statement by an expert (whether or not an expert witness in the proceedings concerned) that sets out the expert’s opinion and the facts, and assumptions of fact, on which the opinion is based.

"hospital report" means a written statement concerning a patient, made by or on behalf of a hospital, that the party serving the statement intends to adduce in evidence in chief at the trial.

"parties’ single expert" means an expert engaged pursuant to rule 31.37.

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