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Workers Compensation Regulation 2010
Repealed version for 30 June 2016 to 31 August 2016 (accessed 11 December 2018 at 11:19)
Part 9 Clause 49
49   Restrictions on number of medical reports that can be admitted
(1)  In any proceedings on a claim or a work injury damages threshold dispute in relation to an injured worker, only one forensic medical report may be admitted on behalf of a party to proceedings.
(2)  A report referred to in subclause (1) must be from a specialist medical practitioner with qualifications relevant to the treatment of the injured worker’s injury.
(3)  Where the injury has involved treatment by more than one specialist medical practitioner, with different qualifications, then an additional forensic medical report may be admitted from a medical practitioner with qualifications in that specialty.
(4)  In this clause:
forensic medical report, in relation to a claim or dispute:
(a)  means a report from a specialist medical practitioner who has not treated the worker and that has been obtained for the purpose of proving or disproving an entitlement, or the extent of an entitlement, in respect of the claim or dispute, and
(b)  includes a medical report provided by a specialist medical practitioner in respect of an examination of the injured worker pursuant to section 119 of the 1998 Act, and
(c)  does not include a report from a specialist medical practitioner who has not treated the worker and that has been obtained for the purpose of proving or disproving an entitlement, or the extent of an entitlement, in respect of another claim or dispute.