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Maximum fees for medico-legal services

Appearances as witnessesFees for 1 October 2019 to 30 September 2021Fees for 1 October 2018 to 30 September 2019
Health practitioners called to give evidence other than expert evidence, per hour (or proportionately if not for a full hour) to a maximum of $934 (cost in previous period is $919)$467$459
Health practitioners called to give expert evidence:  
(a)  for the first 1.5 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)$1,245$1,225
(b)  for every full hour after the first 1.5 hours (or proportionately if not for a full hour) to a maximum of $3,735 (cost in previous period is 3,674)$467$459
Travelling allowance (for travel by private motor vehicle) in connection with appearance as witness—per kilometre$0.66$0.66
Accommodation and meals in connection with appearance as witnessreasonable costsreasonable costs
Medical reportsFees for 1 October 2019 to 30 September 2021Fees for 1 October 2018 to 30 September 2019
Report made by a treating general practitioner:  
(a)  if a re-examination of the patient is not required$389$383
(b)  if a re-examination of the patient is required$514$505
Report made by a treating specialist:  
(a)  if a re-examination of the patient is not required$1,245$1,225
(b)  if a re-examination of the patient is required$1,660$1,633
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$1,245$1,225
(b)  if an examination of the patient is required$1,660$1,633
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$1,868$1,837
(b)  if an examination of the patient is required$2,283$2,245
Charges for copying medical reports—per page$1$1
Cancellation
Fee if appearance or medical report is not requiredNot more than 50% of the relevant amount specified in this Table