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How Do I Find Information About Attending an Independent Medical Exam?

If you are scheduled for an independent medical exam, you are required to attend. If you have questions or concerns about the exam, contact your employer, third-party administrator (TPA), or the Ombuds Office.

The law (RCW 51.36.070) allows L&I or a self-insured employer to arrange for an independent medical exam to resolve medical issues. The exam should be scheduled at a location reasonably convenient for you.

You will be reimbursed for your time and travel expenses to attend the examination (RCW 51.32.110).

For more information, go to the L&I website and search for "IME".