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Expert witness code of conduct

7.11 Any party who retains an expert to provide evidence or a report for use at DRS must bring to the expert’s attention relevant statutory regulations and guidelines, including this section.

7.12 Individuals that must comply with this code of conduct include any person engaged as an expert witness to provide a report or to give opinion evidence in:

(a) a dispute about a merit review matter, medical assessment matter, or a miscellaneous claims assessment matter

(b) the assessment of a claim under Division 7.6

(c) the exercise of a function, not included in Schedule 2, by a decision-maker designated by the DRS.

7.13 An expert witness has an overriding duty to assist DRS impartially on matters relevant to the expert witness’s area of expertise.