Re: QME Change
You can if you have good reason, like the initial appointment cannot be scheduled within 60 days or the QME has a disqualifying conflict of interest.
A QME is done by a panel of three approved QME's selected at random by the DWC, it's not one doctor - you nor the employer has any control over which panel that will do the evaluation.
Before you go any further, you better consult and retain a lawyer.
Here's the form.
State of California
Division of Workers' Compensation - Medical Unit
Replacement Panel Request-8 Cal. Code of Regulations section 31.5
Here are some of the reasons for the request.
§31.5. QME Replacement Requests.
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