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:
For injuries on or after 1/1/05, online only as of Oct. 1, 2015.
QME competency examination results:
- Qualified medical evaluator (QME) database
Frequently asked questions:
- How to serve your report on DEU and be EAMS compliant
- How to Successfully Request a Represented Panel
For injuries rated under 1997 permanent disability rating schedule and prior