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Functional Capacity Evaluation (FCE) in Washington L&I

What Should You Know About Functional Capacity Evaluation in Washington L&I?

December 30th, 2019 Posted by Labor & Industries 0 comments on “What Should You Know About Functional Capacity Evaluation in Washington L&I?”

The following are consensus opinions regarding functional capacity evaluations, also known as functional capacity exams and performance-based functional capacity exams.  Any such exam may also be referred to as an “FCE” or “PBFCE,” but these are all just differing names given to the same type of physical examination report used to make claim-related decisions in a Title 51, RCW, Labor & Industries (Washington workers’ compensation) matter.

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Dental Implants on Washington Labor and Industries L&I

Are Washington’s Injured Workers Entitled to Dental Implants?

December 9th, 2019 Posted by Labor & Industries 0 comments on “Are Washington’s Injured Workers Entitled to Dental Implants?”

Attorneys Spencer D. Parr and Aaron VanderPol of Washington Law Center recently co-litigated and won an important victory on behalf of all Washington’s injured workers.  The case of Robert B. Jones emphatically now answers the question of whether dental implants may be authorized as proper and necessary medical care under Washington’s Industrial Insurance Act.  The answer to that question is clearly “yes,” as long as the dental implants are the appropriate standard of care for the individual whose case is under consideration. You may read the resulting, unanimous, Board of Industrial Insurance Appeals decision here, in context with the following analysis:

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