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Maximum fees for medico-legal services

Appearances as witnesses

Fees for 1 October 2020
to 30 September 2021 

1

Health practitioners called to give evidence other than expert evidence, per hour (or proportionately if not for a full hour) to a maximum of $600

$300

2

Health practitioners called to give expert evidence—

(a) for the first one and a half hours (including time travelling to the court from the medical professional’s home, hospital, place of practice, office or other place and return to that place from the court)

$800

(b) for every full hour after the first hour and a half (or proportionately if not for a full hour) to a maximum of $2,400

$300

3

Travelling allowance in connection with appearance as witness—per kilometre

$0.55

4

Accommodation and meals in connection with appearance as witness

reasonable costs

Medical reports

5

Report made by an attending general practitioner—

(a) if a re-examination of the patient is not required

$250

(b) if a re-examination of the patient is required

$330

6

Report made by an attending specialist—

(a) if a re-examination of the patient is not required

$800

(b) if a re-examination of the patient is required

$1200

7

Report made by a specialist who has not previously treated the patient (where both parties have not jointly agreed to the appointment of the specialist)—

(a) if an examination of the patient is not required

$800

(b) if an examination of the patient is required

$1200

8

Report made by a specialist who has not previously treated the patient (where both parties have jointly agreed to the appointment of the specialist)—

(a) if an examination of the patient is not required

$1200

(b) if an examination of the patient is required

$1600

9

Charges for copying medical reports—per page

$1

Cancellation fee

10

Fee if appearance or medical report is not required

Not more than 50% of the relevant amount specified in this Schedule