The DWC has announced that emergency regulations 36.7 and 46.2 for med-legal evaluations has been extended until October 12, 2021. This is the first 210-day extension and there is the potential for another.
Emergency regulation 36.7 allows for extended service of medical-legal reports.
Emergency regulation 46.2 allows for medical-legal evaluations via telehealth and allows an initial QME evaluation to be scheduled in 90 days, with an extension to 120 days (or longer by agreement) before a replacement panel can be issued, and states that all time periods in Reg. 38 are extended by 15 days.
The Division of Workers’ Compensation (DWC) announces its emergency regulations 36.7 and 46.2 for medical-legal evaluations and reporting, which became effective on May 14, 2020 and were set to expire in January 2021, have been extended until October 12, 2021. The new expiration date is in accordance with Executive Orders N-40-20 and N-71-20. This is the first 210-day extension of these regulations. If the Executive Orders remain in effect the DWC may be entitled to a second 210-day extension.