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Evidence-Based Evaluation

Mastering Medical Legal Report Writing: Evidence-Based Evaluation

Time limit: 365 days

$75 Enroll

Full course description

Delve into the intricacies of medical legal report writing and unlock your potential to create reports that withstand scrutiny, effectively communicate findings, and serve as compelling evidence in legal proceedings. Define Permanent and Stationary Status (P&S) and Maximum Medical Improvement (MMI), develop your proficiency in evaluating and confirming patient disability status, differentiate whether an injury arose out of employment, and make precise determinations for QME medical-legal reporting. You'll also learn to clearly and concisely report the rationale behind your assessment and ensure your report meets the necessary criteria for substantial medical evidence. 

Led by esteemed experts in the field, this course combines in-depth knowledge, practical insights, and interactive learning to empower you as a physician. 


Learning Objectives:

At the completion of this activity, the learner will be able to:
  • Define permanent and stationary status (P&S) and maximum medical improvement (MMI)
  • Appraise and confirm patient disability status and adequately explain rationale
  • Differentiate whether an injury arose out of employment
  • Report the cause of the injury from a physician’s perspective and provide direct evidence on whether and how the activities of work led to the injury 
  • Describe what does and does not constitute substantial medical evidence



This educational activity is intended for Qualified Medical Evaluators (QMEs), clinicians including MD/DO, physician assistants, registered nurses, nurse practitioners, and others involved in the California Workers' Compensation system.

Course Format & Cancellation Policies:

This course is a recorded, on-demand course offering, made available online through Canvas Instructure. Once purchased, you will have access to the course for 365 days. This course will expire on September 30, 2026, regardless of purchase date. All sales of on-demand online classes are final. No refunds will be made for cancellations. 


The Center for Occupational and Environmental Health designates this activity for a maximum of 3.25 Contact Hours. Participants should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation.
The Center for Occupational and Environmental Health is accredited by the California Medical Association to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Center for Occupational and Environmental Health designates this online enduring material for a maximum of 3.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number 12983, for 3.25 contact hours. 

The UC Berkeley Center for Occupational and Environmental Health is a DIR DWC approved QME Continuing Education Course Provider (Provider No. 420). Qualified Medical Evaluators may report up to 3.25 hours of credit for QME reappointment. 



If you require an accommodation for effective communication (ASL interpreting/CART captioning, alternative media formats, etc.) to fully participate in this event, please contact Michelle Meyer at (510) 642-8365 or


No individuals involved in the planning or presentation of this activity have any relevant financial relationships with commercial interests to disclose. 

Released: November 2023
Expires: September 30, 2026