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Unanimous High Court Says Doctor Licensed Out of State Doesn't Qualify as 'Physician'

Wednesday, June 22, 2022 | 0

In a case of first impression, the Kentucky Supreme Court unanimously ruled that a doctor who is not licensed in the state does not qualify as a “physician” who may submit a report as evidence in a workers’ compensation proceeding. Case: Toler v. Oldham County Fiscal Court, No. 2021-SC-0356-WC, 06/16/2022, published. Facts: Tracy Toler worked for the Oldham County Fiscal Court. He sustained a work-related injury to his left knee in January 2018. Dr. Nicolas Kenney surgically repaired Toler’s knee, then released him to full-duty work in August 2018. In December 2018,...

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