Back to the Future: In Search of the Mythical Doctor

With the introduction of Ontario Regulation 546/05 on March 1, 2006, there has been a dramatic shift in the independent assessment process in the Province of Ontario. The trend in dispute resolution has reverted “Back to the Future” of the duelling “expert opinion” rendered by a mythical doctor, reportedly capable of commenting on all issues. This practice was common to independent assessment prior to the introduction of Bill 68 - Ontario Motorist Protection Plan (OMPP) in June 22, 1990 and the implementation of Bill 164 in 1994. This current, re-emerging, litigious practise with its significant associated costs was one of the hallmarks of auto insurance in the late 1980s and a major driving factor, at the time, for the insurance industry to seek auto insurance reform....

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Back to the Future: In Search of the Mythical Doctor
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