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Labor Code Section 4605

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Privately retained doctor’s reports and opinions are admissable in disability hearings but cannot be the sole basis for an award of compensation. In other words, the WCAB can consider these non MPN doctors opinions but cannot award compensation solely on their opinion. These opinions can be considered by MPN physicians or by QME doctors who have evaluated the applicant and who concur.

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