Personal Injuries Assessment Board Act 2003

Medical examination of claimant in certain circumstances.


24.—(1) The assessors may make the request referred to in subsection (2) if—

(a) any information or documents furnished by the claimant, whether initially or pursuant to a request made under section 23, and consisting of any medical opinion (whether a diagnosis or prognosis) in relation to the claimant's injuries is not accepted as being correct by a respondent, or

(b) the assessors otherwise consider it appropriate to do so.

(2) The request mentioned in subsection (1) is a request of the claimant to submit himself or herself to a medical examination which the Board may arrange to be carried out in relation to the claimant by one or more medical practitioners.

(3) That medical practitioner or those medical practitioners shall be a person or persons who have no pecuniary interest or other beneficial interest in, or material to, any matter which could reasonably be affected (whether favourably or unfavourably) by the outcome of the assessment.

(4) For the avoidance of doubt the medical examinations which the Board may arrange to be carried out under this section include a medical examination to be carried out in a place outside the State.


Editorial Notes:


Power pursuant to section exercised (1.06.2004) by Personal Injuries Assessment Board (Fees) Regulations 2004 (S.I. No. 251 of 2004), regs. 6, 7, in effect as per reg. 2.