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Health care providers can perform independent medical examinations (IME), worker-requested medical exams (WRME), or both once they complete a director-approved IME training and are placed on the director's list of authorized IME providers.

A physical therapist (PT) or occupational therapist (OT) may be asked to perform physical-capacity evaluations (PCE) or work-capacity evaluations (WCE), along with an IME. In this case, the insurer must use the director’s list to select the physical therapist or occupational therapist.

How to become an authorized IME/WRME provider

To complete the requirements to become an authorized IME/WRME provider:

  1.  Read the Training Guide to Performing IMEs (4913).
  2.  Pass the online quiz. You may refer to the training guide.
  3.  Complete the IME application.
    If you experience technical difficulty with the online application, you may send us this completed form instead.

By completing the application, you are agreeing to comply with the standards of professional conduct of your licensing board or the IME standards published in OAR 436-010 Appendix B as well as the Oregon workers' compensation laws and rules (specifically OARs 436-009 and 436-010).

WCD will inform you when you are added to the list of authorized providers.

How to become a director-approved trainer for IME curriculum

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