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Asbestos-Related Diseases (Occupational Exposure) Compensation Act 2011 (No. 29 of 2011)
Requested:  20 Apr 2014
Consolidated as at:  21 Feb 2012

61. Determinations by medical panel if matter referred to accredited impairment assessors

      (1) Subject to subsection (3), if the medical panel receives from the Commissioner a notice of a determination under section 45(3) from an accredited impairment assessor in relation to a medical question, the determination is taken to be a determination of the medical panel under section 60 in relation to the medical question.

      (2) A medical panel, within 15 business days after receiving from the Commissioner a notice of a determination under section 45(3) from an accredited impairment assessor in relation to a medical question, may request the Commissioner to refer the medical question under section 45 to another accredited impairment assessor.

      (3) If the medical panel requests the Commissioner under subsection (2) to refer a medical question to another accredited impairment assessor, subsection (1) only applies in relation to the decision of the accredited impairment assessor to whom the medical question is referred in accordance with that request.



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