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Communication with AME or QME Providing Records

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Information that a party proposes to provide to the Qualified Medical Evaluator(QME) shall be served on the opposing party 20 days before the information is provided to the Evaluator(QME). If the opposing party objects to the non-medical records within ten days, the records shall not be provided to the QME.

Communication with AME – QME

All communications with an Agreed Medical Evaluator(AME) or a Qualified Medical Evaluator(QME) before a medical evaluation shall be in writing and shall be served on the opposing party 20 days in advance of the evaluation. Any subsequent communication with the medical evaluator shall be in writing and shall be served on the opposing party when sent to the medical evaluator.

Ex parte communication with an Agreed Medical Evaluator(AME) or Qualified Medical Evaluator(QME) is prohibited.

If a party(including the applicant) communicates with the medical evaluator on an ex parte basis the defendants can select a new AME or a QME.

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