(1) This section applies if:
(a) compensation is payable under this Act in respect of:
(i) a service injury, disease or death of a person (the cause of action ); or
(ii) the loss of, or damage to, a medical aid used by a person (the cause of action ); and
(b) the person or a dependant of the person makes a claim for damages in respect of the cause of action against a person other than the Commonwealth or a potentially liable member.
(2) The person or dependant must notify the Commission in writing of the claim as soon as practicable, but not later than 7 days after the day on which he or she makes the claim.
(3) A person commits an offence if the person contravenes subsection (2).
Penalty: 5 penalty units.
(4) Subsection (3) is an offence of strict liability.
Note: For strict liability , see section 6.1 of the Criminal Code .