In a previous post, Sufficiency of medical opinions via “check the box” questionnaires, I discussed the validity of using “check the box” questionnaires to address issues of compensability and future medical treatment in workers’ compensation claims. As stated, the South Carolina Workers’ Compensation Commission has not promulgated a regulation nor given guidance on the use of medical questionnaires, and “check the box” questionnaires remain admissible as medical evidence at a hearing. As such, when faced with a questionnaire addressing a material issue in the claim, there are certain measures that can be taken in response. As with most things in life, what you put in largely dictates what you get back.
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