Workplace Injury Management and Workers Compensation Act 1998 No 86
Current version for 22 November 2019 to date (accessed 13 July 2020 at 02:44)
279   Liability to be accepted within 21 days
(1)  Within 21 days after a claim for medical expenses compensation is made the person on whom the claim is made must determine the claim by accepting or disputing liability.
 Section 283 makes failure to comply with this section an offence. Section 78 requires notice of a dispute to be given.
(2)  An employer is not required to determine a claim as provided by this section if—
(a)  the employer has duly forwarded the claim to an insurer who the employer believes is liable to indemnify the employer in respect of the claim, and
(b)  the employer has complied with all reasonable requests of the insurer with respect to the claim.
 A claim forwarded to the insurer is taken to have been made on the insurer.