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Workplace Injury Management and Workers Compensation Act 1998 No 86
Current version for 22 November 2019 to date (accessed 8 July 2020 at 01:50)
127 Admissibility of medical reports
(1) A medical report is admissible in proceedings before the Commission.(2) Subsection (1) is subject to any provision of the regulations relating to the giving of notice of the admission of the medical report.(3) Subsection (1) is also subject to any provision of the regulations relating to the number of medical reports that may be admitted in connection with a claim or any aspect of a claim.(4) A medical practitioner whose medical report is admissible under subsection (1) may be required, in accordance with the regulations, to attend and be cross-examined on the contents of the report.(5) In proceedings relating to the making of an interim award, a medical practitioner whose medical report is admissible in evidence under subsection (1) may not be required to attend and be cross-examined on the contents of the report without the leave of the Commission given in any case where the Commission is satisfied there is a real issue as to whether the worker is entitled to receive compensation from any of the parties.(6) In this section, medical report means any written report of a medical practitioner relating to the worker.