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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.

Medical Panels are administered and operated according to the Workers’ Compensation Act and Medical Panels Regulation.