69L-30.007 Expert Medical Advisor Responsibilities.
(1) A physician shall disclose any conflict of interest upon
receiving notice of selection as an Expert Medical Advisor and shall
not accept selection if a conflict of interest exists. For the
purposes of this rule, “conflict of interest” means that any of the
following matters may exist, potentially influencing the Expert
Medical Advisor’s opinions and decisions while fulfilling
responsibilities to evaluate the medical care provided the injured
employee by the examining physician:
(a) Private, business, financial or ownership interests involving potential gain or benefit based on the outcome of the case; or
(b) Prior knowledge of the injured employee.
(2) When the judge of compensation claims selects an Expert Medical Advisor, the Expert Medical Advisor shall complete and submit a written report to the judge of compensation claims within 15-calendar days following receipt of all medical records and examination of the injured employee. The medical records, which may be submitted to an Expert Medical Advisor shall be within the discretion of the judge of compensation claims.
(3) When the Department selects an Expert Medical Advisor, the Expert Medical Advisor shall complete and submit a written report to the Department within 15-calendar days following receipt of all medical records.
(4) The Expert Medical Advisor shall furnish a copy of the written report to the insurer and to the injured employee pursuant to Section 440.13(9)(d), F.S.
Specific Authority 440.13(9), 440.591 FS. Law Implemented
440.13(9) FS. History–New 1-23-95, Formerly 38F-54.007, Amended
10-11-06, Formerly 59A-30.007.