(cf SCR Part 39, rule 2; DCR Part 28A, rule 2; LCR Part 38B, rule 2)
(1) An expert witness must comply with the code of conduct set out in Schedule 7.
(2) As soon as practicable after an expert witness is engaged or appointed:(a) in the case of an expert witness engaged by one or more parties, the engaging parties, or one of them as they may agree, or(b) in the case of an expert witness appointed by the court, such of the affected parties as the court may direct,must provide the expert witness with a copy of the code of conduct.
(3) Unless the court otherwise orders, an expert’s report may not be admitted in evidence unless the report contains an acknowledgment by the expert witness by whom it was prepared that he or she has read the code of conduct and agrees to be bound by it.
(4) Unless the court otherwise orders, oral evidence may not be received from an expert witness unless the court is satisfied that the expert witness has acknowledged, whether in an expert’s report prepared in relation to the proceedings or otherwise in relation to the proceedings, that he or she has read the code of conduct and agrees to be bound by it.