IME is independent medical evaluation/examination.
What I was told by some attorneys, is that since an Independent Medical Evaluation is done by a doctor, who is not the treating physician and is usually hired by opposing counsel in a court case, it does not fall under the same rules as a patient's medical exam with her treating physician, as far as "rights to privacy" are considered, because an IME is considered public. Please let me know if this is wrong and supply any case law, or the likes, to support it. Thanks
I have not, nor am I about to, videotape an IME...so that point is moot. The only IMEs I am interested in knowing about, and the only ones I am aware of, have to do with litigation. Let me know the regulation regarding an Independent Medical Exam/Evalutaion done in a litigation matter.
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