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PERSONAL INJURY COMMISSION ACT 2020


- As at 19 February 2024 
- Act 18 of 2020 

TABLE OF PROVISIONS

           Long Title

   PART 1 - PRELIMINARY

   1.      Name of Act
   2.      Commencement
   3.      Objects of Act
   4.      Interpretation and application of Act by reference to objects
   5.      Definitions

   PART 2 - ESTABLISHMENT OF COMMISSION

           Division 2.1 - Establishment

   6.      Establishment of Personal Injury Commission
   7.      Appointments and other matters to facilitate establishment of Commission

           Division 2.2 - Membership

   8.      Membership of Commission
   9.      Appointment of members
   10.     Qualifications of members
   11.     Functions of members generally

           Division 2.3 - Commission Divisions

   12.     Divisions of Commission
   13.     Division Schedule for Commission Division
   14.     Division Heads
   15.     Assignment of members to Commission Divisions

           Division 2.4 - Functions of President and Division Heads

   16.     Functions of President
   17.     Functions of Division Heads

           Division 2.5 - Delegations

   18.     Delegations by the President and Division Heads

           Division 2.6 - Commission rules and procedural directions

   19.     Rule Committee of Commission
   20.     Commission rules
   21.     Procedural directions

           Division 2.7 - Registrars and other staff

   22.     Appointment of registrars and other staff
   23.     Functions of registrars

   PART 3 - FUNCTIONS AND CONSTITUTION OF COMMISSION

           Division 3.1 - Functions

   24.     Functions of Commission generally

           Division 3.2 - Determination of federal proceedings

   25.     Definitions
   26.     Applications involving federal jurisdiction may be made to District Court
   27.     Proceedings after leave granted
   28.     Provisions relating to determining substituted proceedings
   29.     Commencement of court proceedings
   30.     Relationship of Division to this Act and other laws

           Division 3.3 - Constitution

   31.     Constitution of Commission

   PART 4 - MEDICAL ASSESSORS, MERIT REVIEWERS AND MEDIATORS

           Division 4.1 - Medical assessors and merit reviewers

   32.     Definition
   33.     Appointment of medical assessors and merit reviewers
   34.     Functions of decision-makers
   35.     Lists of decision-makers
   36.     Control and direction of decision-makers
   37.     Provision of training and information
   38.     Protection of decision-makers

           Division 4.2 - Mediators

   39.     Appointment of mediators
   40.     Protection of mediators

   PART 5 - PRACTICE AND PROCEDURE

           Division 5.1 - Introduction

   41.     Application of Part
   42.     Guiding principle to be applied to practice and procedure
   43.     Procedure before Commission generally

           Division 5.2 - Commencement of proceedings

   44.     What constitutes an application
   45.     Making of applications and appeals
   46.     Service of documents outside the State

           Division 5.3 - Participation in proceedings

   47.     Intervention by Authority
   48.     Representation before Commission
   49.     Power of Commission to require information
   50.     Power of Commission to provide documents and information to a party
   51.     Summons to appear at conference or hearing

           Division 5.4 - Conduct of proceedings

   52.     Hearings and conferences
   53.     Reconstitution of Commission during proceedings
   54.     Dismissal of proceedings

           Division 5.5 - Determination of issues and proceedings

   55.     Commission divided in opinion
   56.     Effect of decisions of Commission
   57.     Reconsideration of decisions of Commission
   58.     Publication of decisions

   PART 6 - ENFORCEMENT

   59.     Recovery of amounts ordered to be paid
   60.     Proceedings for offences

   PART 7 - MISCELLANEOUS

   61.     Act to bind Crown
   62.     Authentication of documents
   63.     Proof of certain matters not required
   64.     Protection of representatives, witnesses and relevant Commission officers
   65.     Regulations
   66.     Annual reviews
   67.     Repeal of Workers Compensation Commission Rules 2011
   68.     Review of Act
           SCHEDULE 1
           SCHEDULE 2
           SCHEDULE 3
           SCHEDULE 4
           SCHEDULE 5
           Schedule 6 (Repealed)


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