Can a provider conduct independent medical examinations (IMEs) for the department or self-insurer without an active IME provider number from the department?
No. Only doctors who possess an active IME provider number can provide independent medical examinations for the department or self-insurer. Providers must submit an IME provider application and be approved by the department to receive this number.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 51.32.055
, 51.32.112, 51.32.114, 51.36.060, and 51.36.070. WSR 04-04-029, § 296-23-312, filed 1/27/04, effective 3/1/04.]