The Registry is available to a party who disputes the impairment rating of a physician in a Workers’ Compensation claim for injuries or occupational diseases that occur on or after July 1, 2005. A dispute means that either: (a) two different physicians have issued differing permanent medical impairment ratings and the parties disagree as to those permanent impairment ratings; or, (b) a physician has issued an opinion in compliance with the Act that no permanent medical impairment exists, yet the physician has issued permanent physical restrictions to the injured employee. Requests for an evaluation must be submitted by paper or electronic application to the Program Coordinator pursuant to the Rules.
Articles in this section
- What is the purpose of the MIR Registry?
- What is the advantage of using the MIR Registry?
- Who can request an MIR evaluation?
- What is the process for obtaining the Medical Impairment Rating?
- How is the MIR physician selected?
- Can the parties still choose a physician, outside the program, to perform an evaluation?
- How much does an MIR evaluation cost?
- What if I disagree with the MIR physician's rating?