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DWC Offers Guidance on Remote Exams; Firm Drops Legal Threat but Says Changes Needed

By Mark Powell (Reporter)

Tuesday, March 31, 2020 | 2364 | 13 | 58 min read

The California Division of Workers' Compensation over the weekend said it may be beneficial for parties to allow telehealth for medical-legal evaluations during the COVID-19 outbreak when an in-person physical examination is not necessary. The Saturday news release comes days before a law firm representing more than 100 qualified medical evaluators was set to ask a Los Angeles County Superior Court judge to order the division to allow telehealth evaluations during the pandemic. Yet the division said it "strongly recommends" that five conditions be met before a telemedical or re...

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