2018 Schedule Loss of Use Training
As part of the 2017 executive budget, Workers' Compensation law §15(3)(x) required the Workers' Compensation Board to implement new Permanency Impairment Guidelines for Schedule Loss of Use (SLU) evaluations. The new 2018 SLU Guidelines took effect January 1, 2018.
The Board's Medical Director and Senior Policy Advisor, Elain Sobol Berger, MD, JD developed training in the 2018 Guidelines' approach to assessing SLU permanent impairment. Case studies demonstrated how to apply the SLU principles and objective criteria in making an SLU determination.View PowerPoint Presentation View Recorded Webinar
2012 NYS Guidelines for Determining Permanent Impairment and Loss of Wage Earning Capacity
The Workers' Compensation Board has developed training designed to meet the specific needs of the different constituencies who will use the Impairment and Functional Assessment Guidelines. The training includes an Introduction and Background, Non-Schedule PPD, new and revised forms and processes, the Medical Impairment and Functional Assessment guidelines, and case studies to demonstrate the appropriate application of the 2012 Guidelines. The goal is to provide a common understanding about the 2012 Guidelines to facilitate implementation and ease the transition.
After completing the 2012 Guidelines training, participants will:
- Understand the history and purpose of the 2012 Guidelines.
- Learn the 3 step process for the Loss of Wage Earning Capacity (LWEC) determination.
- Understand how to evaluate permanent impairment using the new impairment guidelines.
- Know the components of a functional assessment.
- Become familiar with the modified Form C-4.3 medical report.
IMPARTIAL SPECIALISTS: Note that Impartial Specialists are required to complete these programs in the CourseMill learning management system. See the Impartial Specialist Program page for further instructions.
Other users, please select the course that you wish to take: