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DWC Qualified medical evaluator (QME) process

Qualified medical evaluators (QMEs) are qualified physicians who are certified by the Division of Workers' Compensation - Medical Unit to examine injured workers to evaluate disability and write medical-legal reports. The reports are used to determine an injured worker's eligibility for workers' compensation benefits. QMEs include medical doctors, doctors of osteopathy, doctors of chiropractic, dentists, optometrists, podiatrists, psychologists and acupuncturists.

Becoming a qualified medical examiner:

Online physician education course now avaliable

DWC launches a free online education course for physicians and others interested in learning about California’s Medical Treatment Utilization Schedule. CME credit available at no cost.

QME Exam:

Study Guides:

QME competency examination results:

QME reappointment:

Resources:

  • New image Online physician education course now available
    DWC launches a free online education course for physicians and others interested in learning about California’s Medical Treatment Utilization Schedule. CME credit available at no cost.

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Frequently asked questions:

Evaluation protocols:

For injuries rated under 1997 permanent disability rating schedule and prior

November 2016