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CIVIL LIABILITY ACT 2002 - NOTES

Notes

1 This is a compilation of the Civil Liability Act 2002 and includes the amendments made by the other written laws referred to in the following table. The table also contains information about any reprint.

Compilation table

Short title

Number and year

Assent

Commencement

Civil Liability Act 2002

35 of 2002

20 Nov 2002

s. 1 and 2: 20 Nov 2002;
Act other than s. 1 and 2: 1 Jan 2003 (see s. 2 and Gazette 17 Dec 2002 p. 5905)

Civil Liability Amendment Act 2003

58 of 2003

30 Oct 2003

s. 1 and 2: 30 Oct 2003;
Act other than s. 1, 2, 9 and 14: 1 Dec 2003 (see s. 2 and Gazette 28 Nov 2003 p. 4773);
s. 9 and 14: 1 Dec 2004 (see s. 2 and Gazette 26 Nov 2004 p. 5309)

Acts Amendment and Repeal (Courts and Legal Practice) Act 2003 s. 19

65 of 2003

4 Dec 2003

1 Jan 2004 (see s. 2 and Gazette 30 Dec 2003 p. 5722)

Workers’ Compensation Reform Act 2004 s. 174

42 of 2004

9 Nov 2004

4 Jan 2005 (see s. 2 and Gazette 31 Dec 2004 p. 7131)

Civil Liability Amendment Act 2004

43 of 2004

9 Nov 2004

Act other than Pt. 3: 9 Nov 2004 (see s. 2(1));
Pt. 3: 1 Dec 2004 (see s. 2(2) and Gazette 26 Nov 2004 p. 5309)

Psychologists Act 2005 Sch. 3 cl. 1

28 of 2005

12 Dec 2005

4 May 2007 (see s. 2 and Gazette 4 May 2007 p. 1963)

Optometrists Act 2005 Sch. 3 cl. 1

29 of 2005

12 Dec 2005

20 Apr 2007 (see s. 2 and Gazette 30 Mar 2007 p. 1451)

Podiatrists Act 2005 Sch. 3 cl. 1

30 of 2005

12 Dec 2005

30 May 2007 (see s. 2 and Gazette 29 May 2007 p. 2486)

Chiropractors Act 2005 Sch. 3 cl. 1

31 of 2005

12 Dec 2005

1 Aug 2007 (see s. 2 and Gazette 31 Jul 2007 p. 3789)

Physiotherapists Act 2005 Sch. 3 cl. 1

32 of 2005

12 Dec 2005

23 Feb 2007 (see s. 2 and Gazette 20 Feb 2007 p. 505)

Osteopaths Act 2005 Sch. 3 cl. 1

33 of 2005

12 Dec 2005

30 May 2007 (see s. 2 and Gazette 29 May 2007 p. 2486)

Occupational Therapists Act 2005 Sch. 3 cl. 1

42 of 2005

19 Dec 2005

1 Aug 2007 (see s. 2 and Gazette 31 Jul 2007 p. 3789)

Reprint 1: The Civil Liability Act 2002 as at 10 Feb 2006 (includes amendments listed above except those in the Psychologists Act 2005,the Optometrists Act 2005,the Podiatrists Act 2005, the Chiropractors Act 2005, the Physiotherapists Act 2005, the Osteopaths Act 2005 and the Occupational Therapists Act 2005)

Medical Radiation Technologists Act 2006 Sch. 3 cl. 1

21 of 2006

9 Jun 2006

1 Jul 2007 (see s. 2 and Gazette 26 Jun 2007 p. 3013)

Nurses and Midwives Act 2006Sch. 3 cl. 2

50 of 2006

6 Oct 2006

19 Sep 2007 (see s. 2 and Gazette 18 Sep 2007 p. 4711)

Reprint 2: The Civil Liability Act 2002 as at 5 Oct 2007 (includes amendments listed above)

Legal Profession Act 2008 s. 646

21 of 2008

27 May 2008

1 Mar 2009 (see s. 2(b) and Gazette 27 Feb 2009 p. 511)

Medical Practitioners Act 2008 Sch. 3 cl. 8

22 of 2008

27 May 2008

1 Dec 2008 (see s. 2 and Gazette 25 Nov 2008 p. 4989)

Acts Amendment (Consent to Medical Treatment) Act 2008 Pt. 3

25 of 2008

19 Jun 2008

27 Jun 2009 (see s. 2 and Gazette 26 Jun 2009 p. 2565)

Statutes (Repeals and Miscellaneous Amendments) Act 2009 s. 33

8 of 2009

21 May 2009

22 May 2009 (see s. 2(b))

Reprint 3: The Civil Liability Act 2002 as at 20 Aug 2010 (includes amendments listed above)

Health Practitioner Regulation National Law (WA) Act 2010 Pt. 5 Div. 9

35 of 2010

30 Aug 2010

s. 40, 41(1) and 42: 18 Oct 2010 (see s. 2(b) and Gazette 1 Oct 2010 p. 5075-6);
s. 41(2): 1 Jul 2012 (see s. 2(b) and Gazette 19 Jun 2012 p. 2631)

Acts Amendment (Fair Trading) Act 2010 s. 193

58 of 2010

8 Dec 2010

1 Jan 2011 (see s. 2(c) and Gazette 24 Dec 2010 p. 6805)

Health, Safety and Civil Liability (Children in Schools and Child Care Services) Act 2011 Pt. 2

1 of 2011

1 Mar 2011

1 Jan 2013 (see s. 2(b) and Gazette 14 Dec 2012 p. 6195)

Education and Care Services National Law (WA) Act 2012 Pt. 4 Div. 3

11 of 2012

20 Jun 2012

1 Jan 2013 (see s. 2(b)(ii) and Gazette 14 Dec 2012 p. 6195)

Reprint 4: The Civil Liability Act 2002 as at 13 Sep 2013 (includes amendments listed above)

Motor Vehicle (Catastrophic Injuries) Act 2016 Pt. 7 Div. 1

8 of 2016

14 Apr 2016

14 May 2016 (see s. 2(b) and Gazette 13 May 2016 p. 1421)

Local Government Legislation Amendment Act 2016 Pt. 3 Div. 8

26 of 2016

21 Sep 2016

21 Jan 2017 (see s. 2(b) and Gazette 20 Jan 2017 p. 648)

Civil Liability Legislation Amendment (Child Sexual Abuse Actions) Act 2018 Pt. 2

3 of 2018

19 Apr 2018

1 Jul 2018 (see s. 2(b) and Gazette 29 Jun 2018 p. 2434)

Health Practitioner Regulation National Law (WA) Amendment Act 2018 s. 103

4 of 2018

19 Apr 2018

1 Dec 2018 (see s. 2(d) and Gazette 13 Nov 2018 p. 4427-8)


Defined terms

[This is a list of terms defined and the provisions where they are defined. The list is not part of the law.]

Defined term Provision(s)
Amount A 9(4)
Amount B 12(4)
Amount C 9(4)
apology 5AF
apportionable claim 5AI
approved 21(3)
assets 15A
carry out road work 5Z(1)
child 5I(16)
child care service 5AAA
child sexual abuse 15A
child sexual abuse action 15A
child sexual abuse cause of action 15A
CISS 13A(1)
client 16
commencement day 5A(5), 5R(5), 5V(5), 5AAB(1), 5AC(6), 5AG(5)
community kindergarten 5AAA
compensation payment 15K(1)
concurrent wrongdoer 5AI
consequential mental harm 5Q
convicted 21(3)
costs determination 15L(1)
current office holder 15B(2)
dangerous recreational activity 5E
defendant 5H(1), 5I(1), 5O(1), 5P(1), 5S(1)
earlier institution 15G(1)
emergency assistance 5AB
emergency medical assistance 5AAA
enrolled child 5AAA
excluded concurrent wrongdoer 5AJA(1)
factual causation 5C(1)
fee 20(4)
good samaritan 5AB
harm 3
health professional 5PA
hospital 16
incompetent person 5I(16)
inherent risk 5E
injured person 5C(3)
institution 15A
insurer 19(8)
interim participant 13A(1)
intoxicated 5L(4)
law practice 15L(1), 16
legal practitioner 16
lifetime participant 13A(1)
loss of earnings 11(2)
LPI 4(2)
medical qualifications 5AB
medically qualified good samaritan 5AB
mental harm 5Q
misconduct 21(3)
MV(CI) Act 13A(1)
non-pecuniary loss 9(4)
obvious risk 5E, 5M
office holder 15B(1), 15D(1)
other person 5AKA(1)
person attending 19(11)
person having contact 19(11)
person obtaining information 19(11)
personal injury 3
personal injury damages 3
plaintiff 5H(1), 5I(1), 5O(1), 5S(1)
policy decision 5U
potential claimant 16
preceding financial year 4(1)
printed publication 16
public body or officer 5U
public place 16
publish 16
pure mental harm 5Q
recreational activity 5E
recreational services 5J(7)
relevant financial year 4(1)
relevant quarter 12(6)
relevant time 15F(1)
road 5Z(1)
roads authority 5Z(1)
scope of liability 5C(1)
staff member 5AAA
structured settlement 14
the relevant Act 21(1)
tortfeasor 5C(1)
treatment, care and support needs 13A(1)




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