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In California Workers Comp.; can the panel from the Medical

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In California Workers’ Comp.; can the panel from the Medical Unit be used for a different body part than the body part it was requested for?

The Defense could not get a 3rd panel for my body part; so they requested the correct type of Doctor, but for a different body part, and got it. Now they want me to go for the QME panel exam for the original body part. Can they do that?
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Do you think that the QME is not qualified since it was initially requested for a different body part?
Customer: replied 4 years ago.


No. He is Qualified.

Unfortunately, since he's qualified, there's nothing preventing the Defense from requesting that you use the orginal QME although it was requested for a different body part.
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