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CA Workers' Compensation Medical Legal Report Writing

Time limit: 365 days

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Full course description

Produced in partnership with the California Department of Industrial Relations, Division of Workers' Compensation, this course will provide a clear and comprehensive outline of essential components for a Workers' Compensation Medical Legal Report. Review key concepts and terminology, identify statutes and regulations governing medical legal report writing in California, and leverage the QME Guided Report Quality Assurance Checklist to author medical legal reports that withstand scrutiny, effectively communicate findings, and serve as compelling evidence in legal proceedings.

 

Learning Objectives:

At the completion of this activity, the learner will be able to:
  • Identify the components of a complete California Workers' Compensation Medical Legal Report
  • Define key concepts and terminology
  • Review key statutes and regulations governing medical legal report writing in California
  • Prepare a report that meets substantial medical evidence standards

 

Audience:

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 and Policies:

This course is an asychronous, on-demand course offering, made available through Canvas Instructure. Once registered, you will have access to the course for 365 days. This course will expire in September 2026, regardless of registration date. 
 

Accreditation:

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the California Medical Association (CMA) through the joint providership of The Center for Occupational and Environmental Health (COEH) and State of California Department of Industrial Relations Division of Workers' Compensation.
 
The Center for Occupational and Environmental Health is accredited by the CMA to provide continuing medical education for physicians.The Center for Occupational and Environmental Health designates this enduring material for a maximum of 2.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
 
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 2.0 hours of credit for QME reappointment.
 
This program has been approved for 2.0 hours of Legal Specialist Minimum Continuing Legal Education (LSMCLE) and Minimum Continuing Legal Education (MCLE). Specialty Area: Workers’ Compensation Law; Provider Number 20559; Approval Period 3/1/2024 through 2/28/2026.
Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number 12983, for 2.0 contact hours.
 

Accessibility:

If you require an accommodation for effective communication (ASL interpreting/CART captioning, alternative media formats, etc.) to fully participate in this course, please contact Will Bellamy at (510) 642-8365 or wbellamy@berkeley.edu.
 

Disclosure: 

No individuals involved in the planning or presentation of this activity have any relevant financial relationships with commercial interests to disclose. As such, there is no need to mitigate relevant financial relationships for this accredited continuing education.

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