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Joint expert reports

283 Joint expert reports

(1) Some or all of the parties may jointly arrange for an expert report about—
(a) the event or events giving rise to the claim; or
(b) the worker’s injury; or
(c) the worker’s capacity to undertake specific rehabilitation programs; or
(d) the worker’s capacity to undertake further work and earn income; or
(e) any other matter about the claim.
(2) None of the parties is under an obligation to agree to a proposal to obtain a report.
(3) The person preparing the report must be a person agreed to by the parties and have appropriate qualifications and experience in the relevant field.
(4) The person preparing the report must give each party a copy of the report.
(5) The cost of obtaining a report is to be paid by the parties in proportions agreed to in writing between them or, in default of agreement, in equal proportions.
(6) This section does not prevent a party from obtaining a report other than under this section.

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