Webinar V: Psychiatric IMEs: New DSM-5 Rules and Potential Assessment Tools Regarding Mental Health Examinations


9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

In this fifth webinar in our impairment ratings series, attorney Shawna Fruin of Reinisch Wilson Weier PC will explore specific issues arising in psychiatric and mental health IMEs including the assessment tools found in the DSM-5. Shawna will discuss how Washington's Administrative Code fits in with the adoption of the DSM-5 by the Department of Labor & Industries.

Participants will learn:

  • The new DSM-5 rules and their application in Washington
  • The impact of the change in psychiatric assessment tools used in IMEs
  • How the DSM-5 might impact allowance and/or denial of psychiatric diagnoses in workers' compensation claims
  • Q&A with a psychiatric IME provider (if available)

About the presenter:

Shawna Fruin is resident in the Portland office of Reinisch Wilson Weier, but focuses her practice on Washington workers' compensation defense. A graduate of the University of Texas School of Law, she is admitted to practice in both Washington and Oregon.

Continuing Education

This webinar is approved for 1.5 Statutory WWCP Credits and 1 L&I CEU for Legal.