As with other documents in this FTP, the Oregon Board of Medical Examiners documents below have been scanned and then placed here after using software such as OmniPage Pro or OmniForm. Considerable effort has been made to exactly duplicate the originals although some formatting may be lost since no software or scanner is perfect. The exact text of the originals is provided here.

Oregon government has changed the initials IME to now represent "Insurance Medical Exam". It took them decades to give these letters an honest name. The phrase "Independent Medical Exam" was insulting and a blatant misrepresentation of reality.

Nothing else has changed though. An IME, which usually lasts for an hour or less, is given equal weight of law to the injured workers' own regularly seen physician in court and before the Oregon Workers' Compensation Board.

We at IWA have decided that we too can live in a "fantasy world" and shall keep using the name "Independent Medical Exam" which is what most people still call them out of habit.