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Learn how Medical Panels help resolve differences of medical opinion for Workers' Compensation claims.
Medical Panels are independent from WCB and the Government of Alberta and take a collaborative, fact-based and focused approach to resolve differences in medical opinion.
When there is a difference of medical opinion for a Workers’ Compensation claim, the Workers’ Compensation Board (WCB) or the Appeals Commission (AC) contact Medical Panels.
The Medical Panel:
- Resolves differences in medical opinion through case conferencing or the Medical Panel process.
- Maintains a roster of physicians eligible to perform independent medical examinations, as requested by the WCB.
- Ensures workers can select physicians to conduct their independent medical examinations from the physician roster.