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Permanent Disability Evaluation Schedule (“PDES”) 2016 Review

Published on: April 11, 2017

On March 30, 2017, the Board of Directors approved amendments to the PDES in the Rehabilitation Services & Claims Manual, Volume II to:

  • Clarify guidance on assessing permanent disability awards under the loss of function method; and
  • Update and add conditions to ensure the PDES reflects best practices for assessment and diagnosis.

The amended policies apply to all decisions made on or after May 1, 2017.

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