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Chapter 296-23 WAC

Last Update: 4/22/14

RADIOLOGY, RADIATION THERAPY, NUCLEAR MEDICINE, PATHOLOGY, HOSPITAL, CHIROPRACTIC, PHYSICAL THERAPY, DRUGLESS THERAPEUTICS AND NURSINGDRUGLESS THERAPEUTICS, ETC.

WAC Sections

RADIOLOGY
General informationRadiology.
Custody of X rays.
Duplication of X rays and extra views.
PATHOLOGY
Pathology general information and instructions.
DENTAL
General information and instructions.
MISCELLANEOUS SERVICES AND APPLIANCES
Miscellaneous services and appliances.
Vehicle and home modification.
CHIROPRACTIC
Chiropractic consultations.
NATUROPATHIC PHYSICIANS
General instructionsNaturopathic physicians.
Office visits and special servicesNaturopathic physicians.
PHYSICAL THERAPY
Physical therapy rules.
OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY
Occupational therapy rules.
Work hardening.
NURSING
Licensed nursing rules.
Advanced registered nurse practitioners.
Licensed nursing billing instructions.
ATTENDANT SERVICES
Attendant services.
Massage therapy rules.
INDEPENDENT MEDICAL EXAMINATION
Definitions.
Why are independent medical examinations requested?
Can a provider conduct independent medical examinations (IMEs) for the department or self-insurer without an active IME provider number from the department?
What qualifications must a provider meet to become an approved independent medical examination (IME) provider and be assigned an IME provider number?
What boards are recognized by the department for independent medical examination (IME) provider approval?
What other factors may the department's medical director consider in approving or disapproving an application for an independent medical examination (IME) provider number?
What are the requirements for notifying the department or self-insurer if an independent medical examination (IME) provider has a change in status?
For what reasons shall the department's medical director or designee suspend or terminate approval of an independent medical examination (IME) examiner or firm?
Are providers entitled to referrals from the department or self-insurer?
What are the independent medical examination (IME) provider's responsibilities in an examination?
Must the independent medical examination (IME) provider address job analyses (JAs) at the request of the department or self-insurer?
May an independent medical examination (IME) provider offer to provide ongoing treatment to the worker?
May a worker bring someone with them to an independent medical examination (IME)?
May the worker videotape or audiotape the independent medical examination?
Can a worker file a complaint about a provider's conduct during an independent medical examination?
If an independent medical examination (IME) provider is asked to do an impairment rating examination only, what information must be included in the report?
What rating systems are used for determining an impairment rating conducted by an independent medical examination (IME) provider?
What information must be included in an independent medical examination (IME) report?
What are the responsibilities of an independent medical examination (IME) provider regarding testimony?
Is there a fee schedule for independent medical examinations?