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Power of tribunal to examine worker

510 Power of tribunal to examine worker

(1) On a reference to a tribunal about a non-fatal injury, the tribunal—
(a) may make a personal examination of the worker at any time; or
(b) may arrange for the examination to be made by a registered person nominated by it.
(1A) It is entirely in the tribunal’s discretion who may be present at a personal examination of the worker, but in any circumstances the only representative who may be present is a person nominated by the worker to be the worker’s representative.
(2) Subsection (3) applies if a worker
(a) fails, without reasonable excuse, to attend at the time and place of which the worker has been given at least 5 business days written notice by the secretary to the tribunal; or
(b) having attended, refuses to be examined by the tribunal, a member of the tribunal, or the doctor; or
(c) obstructs, or attempts to obstruct, the examination.
(3) Any entitlement the worker may have to compensation is suspended until—
(a) the worker undergoes the examination; or
(b) the tribunal, with the agreement of the secretary to the tribunal, exempts the worker from the examination.

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