What's New for Independent Medical Exams

L&I has adopted changes to the WACs regarding credentialing, approval, removal and regulation of independent medical examination (IME) providers. 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. The rules are effective February 25, 2013.


PDF: Adopted Rulemaking (CR103)

PDF: Adopted Rule Language


PDF: Proposed Rulemaking (CR 102)

PDF: Proposed Rule Language


PDF: Preproposal (CR-101)

For more information, contact:

Kristen Baldwin-Boe
Phone: 360-902-6815
Email: Kristen.Baldwin-Boe@Lni.wa.gov

Department of Labor & Industries
Health Services Analysis
P.O. Box 44322
Olympia, WA 98504-4322

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