System Maintenance Notice

Due to ongoing improvements to the system, the Online QME Form 106 Panel Request system will be offline from 8:00 p.m. to midnight Pacific Time on Friday, September 22, 2017. When visiting the website, if the system is unavailable, please try again later.

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 available

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

QME Exam:

Study Guides:

QME competency examination results:

QME reappointment:

Resources:

  • 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.

  • Online QME Form 106 Panel Request
    For injuries on or after 1/1/05, online only as of Oct. 1, 2015

QME Discipline

Database:

Frequently asked questions:

Evaluation protocols:

For injuries rated under 1997 permanent disability rating schedule and prior

June 2017