What’s New for Independent Medical Exams in Washington State

The Department of Labor and Industries has adopted changes to the Washington Administrative Code regarding the: 

  • credentialing,
  • approval,
  • removal,  and
  • regulation of independent medical examination (IME) providers.

The rules are effective February 25, 2013.

These rules establish clear guidelines that a medical provider must follow to become an approved IME examiner. They also set the standards for IME examiners and firms to continue to receive referrals for IMEs. Rules governing the termination, suspension and discipline of IME providers and IME firms are also outlined.

Detailed information relating to this rule is provided in the CR-103 filing documents. View the CR-103 and the adopted language here.



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