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Split 1st DCA Says Worker Can't Do Psyche Evaluation in Spanish

By Sherri Okamoto (Legal Reporter)

Wednesday, June 4, 2014 | 0

By Sherri OkamotoLegal ReporterA fractured Florida 1st District Court of Appeal panel on Tuesday concluded that an injured roofer is not entitled to a neuropsychological evaluation by a Spanish-speaking psychiatrist.The court said testimony by the treating physician that an evaluator who doesn't speak Spanish could "get the wrong information" did not establish the medical necessity for an interpreter.The three judges on the 1st DCA panel each issued their own written opinions in Trejo-Perez v. Arry's Roofing, No. 1D13-1889, with Judges Simone Marstiller and Scott Makar concluding ...

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