|Post by Rebecca Halberg|
The South Carolina Workers’ Compensation Commission (SCWCC) has issued an advisory to clarify requirements for filing a Form 14B Physician’s Statement.
Here are the basics:
In addition, for claims that have injuries occurring post July 1, 2007, the Commission Advisory indicates a Form 14B is required in the following instances:
- Use at an Informal Conference;
- For settlement on a Form 16A.
In claims with injuries occurring on or after July 1, 2007, the Commission Advisory indicates a Form 14B or a narrative report from the treating physician may be in the following instances:
- For consideration of Final Agreement & Release when Claimant is not represented by Counsel;
- For use by defense to file a Form 21 Employer’s Request for Hearing, once a Claimant reaches maximum medical improvement.
This is the second time in less than a year the Commission has released an advisory concerning the Form 14B. Click here to read our first post on the May 2011 advisory.
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