Supreme Court Invites Comments on Audio Recording of IMEs

July 14, 2014

The Supreme Court of BC’s Rules Revision Committee invites members of the profession to comment on a proposed change related to independent medical examinations.

The Trial Lawyers Association of BC has proposed amending Rule 7-6 to allow medical examinations under this section to be audio recorded. 

The TLABC asserts that “the primary reason for allowing the recording of IME’s is substantive –
it enhances the court’s access to the truth. The more that is known about the IME process, the better able the trier of fact is to assess the expert’s opinion.”

See the invitation to comment, along with the TLABC’s submission, at the Supreme Court website. The deadline for comments is October 31, 2014.

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