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Merit review, medical assessment and miscellaneous claims assessment

From 1 October 2018, the maximum costs for legal services provided in connection with a merit review involving a regulated review matter, medical dispute, or miscellaneous claims assessment involving a regulated miscellaneous claims assessment matter is $1,633 (to a maximum of $6,124 per claim).

The maximum costs for legal services provided in connection with a further medical assessment or with a review of a decision about any merit review matter or medical assessment by a review panel (including in connection with the application for referral of the decision or medical assessment to the review panel) are as follows:

(a)  if the proper officer of the Authority approves the application for referral—$1,633

(b)  if the proper officer of the Authority refuses to approve the application:

(i)  for legal services provided to the applicant—nil,

(ii)  for legal services provided to the respondent—$816.