Personal Injury Commission: Arrangements for the National Day of Mourning Public Holiday
The President has released the following memorandum today.
The Prime Minister has announced that Thursday 22 September 2022 will be a public holiday to honour the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.
The following urgent arrangements are being put in place with respect to the Commission’s scheduled operations for that day.
Workers Compensation Division – Conciliation/Arbitration Hearings, Preliminary Conferences, Mediations
All of these events will now not proceed on 22 September 2022. The Commission Registry will be in touch with parties in order to arrange a new date.
Motor Accidents Division – Assessment Conferences and Preliminary Conferences
These matters will now not proceed on 22 September 2022. The Commission Registry will be in touch with parties in order to allocate a new date.
For the reasons outlined in this Personal Injury Commission News and in numerous earlier editions, the Commission has a preference to utilise as many medical assessments that have been scheduled as can sensibly be used. Our plan is as follows:
- There are a discrete number of psychiatric assessments scheduled for 22 September 2022. We are contacting the Medical Assessors concerned and ascertaining whether they are willing to proceed to conduct the assessment online on that date.
- Many of our medical assessments take place at the Medical Assessors’ rooms, which will now be closed for the public holiday on 22 September 2022. The Commission’s Medical Services Directorate will undertake the task of rescheduling these assessments. The Commission’s medical suites will not be operating on 22 September 2022. We will endeavour to reschedule the 22 September medical assessments at the earliest date possible. In some circumstances this may involve the assessment taking place outside of usual hours.
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