Ethical Guidelines for Doctors Acting as Medical Witnesses 2011. Revised 2016
28 Mar 2017
A medical practitioner may be called as a medical witness to give evidence in court, at a tribunal, or as part of an alternative dispute resolution process. Expert medical evidence is often critical to the administration of justice in legal proceedings involving health and medical matters. Expert evidence provided by doctors can assist the courts or alternative dispute resolution process in making informed, fair decisions.