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

63. Time in which medical panel to make determination

      (1) A medical panel is to make, in relation to a medical question referred to it under this Act, a decision under section 60(1) as soon as practicable and, in any event, within 15 business days after the medical question is referred to it.

      (2) Subsection (3) applies to a medical question referred to a medical panel under this Act if the medical panel –

(a) refers the person to a medical practitioner under section 52 for an examination or test in relation to the medical question; or

(b) requires the person to undergo an examination or test under section 55 in relation to the medical question.

      (3) If this subsection applies to a medical question referred to a medical panel under this Act –

(a) subsection (1) does not apply in relation to the medical question; and

(b) the medical panel is to make a decision under section 60(1) in relation to the medical question within 15 business days after it –

(i) receives a determination of the medical question from a medical practitioner to whom the question has been referred under section 52; or

(ii) has completed the examination, or received the results of the test –

as the case may be.

      (4) If a medical panel requests the Commissioner under section 61(2) to refer a medical question to another accredited impairment assessor –

(a) subsection (1) does not apply in relation to the medical question; and

(b) the medical panel is to make a decision under section 60(1) in relation to the medical question as soon as practicable, and in any case within 15 business days, after receiving from the Commissioner a copy of the decision by the other assessor in relation to the medical question.



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