What qualifications do I need to perform an Independent Medical Evaluation (IME)?
Medical Specialists must be in good standing with the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada with designation in the specialty in which they are performing the service. Allied regulated health professionals such as Occupational Therapists, Physiotherapists, Social Workers, Kinesiologists etc. need to be members in good standing with their respective professional colleges.
Each assessor should be proficient in their field and should be committed to high standards of service. Assessors must be committed to performing objective evidence based and impartial examinations, and be able to provide comprehensive and concise reports that clearly answer all referral questions asked. Assessors must understand that at no time will they be providing treatment to anyone assessed, nor can they have provided treatment to the individual being assessed in the past.
RIDM requires each assessor to be able to provide:
- Accommodation of referrals in a timely fashion
- Objective and reliable reports
- A solid understanding of disability and employment related issues.
- Answer any Correspondence/Addendum Requests
- Provide appointments within two weeks of request.
- Submit a final written report within 7-9 business days of the assessment.
Becoming an Assessor
If you are interest in becoming an assessor, please fill out the form below.