Independent Medical Examiner Program

Approved Independent Medical Examiners updated 6/16/2022

Pursuant to Title 39-A M.R.S.A. § 312 and Board Rules Chapter 4, the Workers’ Compensation Board maintains a list of the most qualified and highly experienced health care providers to serve as independent medical examiners. A party may request an examination under § 312 by submitting a completed Request for Independent Medical Examination (M-2 form) to the Office of Medical/Rehabilitation Services. If the parties cannot agree on an examiner who meets the Board’s criteria, the Board shall assign one from its list of qualified examiners.

In a written report, the independent medical examiner will render medical findings relating to the medical condition of a claimant. The Board shall adopt the medical findings of the independent medical examiner unless there is clear and convincing evidence to the contrary in the record that does not support the medical findings.