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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:

Study Guides:

QME competency examination results:

QME reappointment:

Resources:

Database:

Evaluation protocols:

For injuries rated under 1997 permanent disability rating schedule and prior

September 2014