Becoming an Independent Medical Examiner

The State Disability Insurance (SDI) program is expanding its panel of Independent Medical Examiners, physicians/practitioners who conduct examinations to verify a disability status. The SDI program requests these examinations pursuant to circumstances listed in Section 2627(c)-1(b) of Title 22 of the California Code of Regulations.

For example, an examination may be requested when the given duration of a disability supplied by the claimant’s own health care provider is significantly longer than normal for the diagnosis in question, and the claimant’s health care provider has not medically justified the additional time period.

Independent medical examinations assist SDI in preserving the Disability Fund for the benefit of workers who are insured through SDI.

How to Become an Independent Medical Examiner

If you are a physician/practitioner and would like to become an Independent Medical Examiner, contact us by e-mail or US mail and provide us with a contact phone number, email, and mailing address. The EDD will contact you and provide you with the appropriate forms to complete.

E-mail Address:

Mailing Address

Employment Development Department
Disability Insurance Branch
P.O. Box 826880, MIC 29
Sacramento, CA 94280-0001