§ 131.70. Discovery of statements of parties or witnesses.
(a) Upon written request, a party is entitled to receive a photostatic copy or other reproduction of a statement previously made concerning the petition or its subject matter by that party, another party or a witness.
(b) Upon written request, a person not a party, is entitled to receive a photostatic copy or other reproduction of a statement concerning the petition or its subject matter previously made by that person.
(c) This section may not apply to statements made by a party to the partys counsel which are protected by the attorney-client privilege or which are protected as the work product of counsel.
(d) Failure to adhere to this section may result in the application of § § 131.13(m) and 131.61(d) and (e) (relating to continuances or postponements of hearings; and exchange of information), as appropriate.
(e) Subsections (a)(d) supersede 1 Pa. Code § § 35.14535.152.
The provisions of this § 131.70 amended under sections 401.1 and 435(a) and (c) of the Workers Compensation Act (77 P. S. § § 710 and 991(a) and (c)); section 2205 of The Administrative Code of 1929 (71 P. S. § 565); and section 414 of The Pennsylvania Occupational Disease Act (77 P. S. § 1514).
The provisions of this § 131.70 adopted March 29, 1991, effective March 30, 1991, 21 Pa.B. 1401; amended December 6, 2002, effective December 7, 2002, 32 Pa.B. 6043. Immediately preceding text appears at serial page (222329).
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