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DWC Proposes Extending Time Frame for QME Evaluation

Monday, October 3, 2022 | 2

The California Division of Workers’ Compensation on Friday proposed changes to its qualified medical evaluator rules that would allow an extra 30 days to schedule appointments. Instead of requiring a qualified medical evaluator to evaluate an injured worker within 60 days of being selected from a panel, the proposed rule would require that the exam be held within 90 days. The longer time frame will apply to requests for a comprehensive medical-legal evaluation and to requests for a follow-up evaluation. The DWC said in an initial statement of reasons that it is proposing the change to ...

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