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Bill Would Allow Patients to Record Independent Medical Exams for Comp Claims

By Mark Powell (Reporter)

Friday, January 22, 2021 | 263 | 0 | 62 min read

Proponents of a bill that would allow claimants in Washington state to record independent medical exams said during a hearing on Thursday that doing so would increase transparency and maybe give injured workers some peace of mind about what can be a stressful process. Opponents who testified during a Senate Labor, Commerce & Tribal Affairs Committee meeting said injured workers and doctors might act differently than they normally would during medical-legal exams if they knew they were being recorded. They also said the proposal in SB 5102, by Sen. Derek Stanford, D- Bothell, wasn&rsqu...

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