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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 02:53)
270 Obligations of worker to provide authorisations and medical evidence
(1) An insurer who commences weekly payments of compensation under this Division may require the worker to provide the insurer with—(a) a medical certificate certifying as to the worker’s incapacity for work, and(b) a form of authority signed by the worker authorising a provider of medical or related treatment, hospital treatment or workplace rehabilitation services to the worker in connection with the injury to give the insurer information regarding the treatment or service provided or the worker’s medical condition or treatment relevant to the injury.(2) The insurer may discontinue weekly payments of compensation under this Division if the worker fails to comply with a requirement under this section within 7 days after it is communicated to the worker by the insurer.Note.This section does not limit the obligations of a worker under section 44B (Evidence as to work capacity) of the 1987 Act.