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Asbestos-Related Diseases (Occupational Exposure) Compensation Act 2011 (No. 29 of 2011)
Requested:  25 Apr 2014
Consolidated as at:  21 Feb 2012

66. Commissioner to pay for costs of tests or examinations by accredited impairment assessors

      (1) If this section applies to a person, the Commissioner is liable for the costs of an examination or test of the person, once in each calendar year, by an accredited impairment assessor to determine the degree of impairment of the person.

      (2) This section applies to a person if an application for compensation by the person has, in accordance with section 44(5), not been referred to a medical panel because the Commissioner has not received a determination under section 45(3) of an accredited impairment assessor to the effect that the person has a degree of impairment of 10% or more.

      (3) This section applies to a person if –

(a) the person is a person who has a compensable disease; and

(b) a determination has been made under section 70 that the person has a non-imminently fatal asbestos-related disease; and

(c) the Commissioner has not made a determination under this Act that the person has an imminently fatal asbestos-related disease; and

(d) the Commissioner has not made a determination under this Act that the person has a degree of impairment of 51% or more.

      (4) This section applies to a person if a medical question as to the degree of impairment of the person has been referred by the Commissioner to an accredited impairment assessor under section 45(1).



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