Independent Rater (California)

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Independent Rater (California)

Postby on Wed Sep 02, 2009 7:04 am

Can an independent rater testify at the WCAB as an expert or must the rater work with the DA to pose the questions to the DEU rater for their erroneus rating, and deficiencies in the report.
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Re: Independent Rater (California)

Postby denyse on Thu Sep 03, 2009 1:58 pm

Chapter 2 - Introduction says "any knowledgeable observer may check the findings with the Guides criteria". As such, I feel an indie can testify. Usually comes down to who has the most compelling story right? Refer to them as a Guides expert, not a Medical expert.
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