Medical Examination or Evaluation

Medical Examination or Evaluation

Effective Dates

September 30, 1995 - June 30, 2008

Policy Code


General Information

The WCA states the board may require a medical examination, medical evaluation or independent medical examination of a worker who has suffered a work-related disability. The purpose of the examinations and / or evaluation is to provide the board with information required to ensure appropriate adjudication of a claim. Examinations or evaluations should respect the worker's privacy and be minimally intrusive.

The board shall inform and involve the worker in treatment decisions.

All claims decisions are appealable to the Workers' Compensation Health and Safety Board.

Required & Independent Medical Exams and Other Evaluations

January 1, 1993 - August 28, 1995 | CL-38 | Claims

The WCA makes a distinction between a required medical exam or other evaluation and an independent medical exam or other evaluation.

Required and/or independent examinations/evaluations are needed for adjudicative, case management, review and ap


November 9, 1993 - June 30, 2008 | CL-40 | Claims

Release of Claims Information to Employers

November 16, 1993 - June 30, 2008 | CL-44 | Claims

On any given claim, a number of key decisions are made concerning entitlement, benefits, medical treatment, fitness for employment and rehabilitation.

The Workers' Compensation Act recognizes that employers who have employees receiving compensat

Permanent Impairment

March 7, 1994 - June 30, 2008 | CL-46 | Claims

Pre-Existing Conditions

March 31, 1994 - December 31, 2007 | CL-47 | Claims

The Workers' Compensation Act states that a worker is eligible for compensation benefits if they have suffered a work-related disability that arises out of and in the course of employment. A worker may be entitled to receive loss of earnings benefits, m


December 8, 1993 - December 31, 2004 | CS-05 | Client Services


February 11, 2007 - June 30, 2008 | CS-11 | Client Services


December 31, 2004 - February 11, 2007 | CS-11 | Client Services