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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2003 Week 8 Hansard (21 August) . . Page.. 3089..


Schedule 2

Civil Law (Wrongs) Amendment Bill 2003

Amendments moved by the Attorney-General

1

Clause 12

Proposed new section 31H (1) (a)

Page 9, line 23-

omit

'factual causation'

substitute

('factual causation')

2

Clause 14

Proposed new section 31ZYA (4)

Page 41, line 18-

insert

In giving evidence in relation to the question whether particular medical treatment amounts to professional negligence, the expert must have regard to whether the treatment was in accordance with an opinion widely held by a significant number of respected practitioners in Australia in the relevant field.

3

Clause 23

Proposed new section 118C (2)

Page 49, line 14-

omit

agree to, or allow a court to set, a hearing date for the claim

substitute

sign a pleading in relation to the claim

4

Clause 23

Proposed new section 118D (1)

Page 50, line 3-

omit

an action on a claim for damages is set down for hearing

substitute

a pleading has been signed in relation to a claim for damages


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