Wednesday, May 12, 2004

Bureau Statement of Policy Confirms Act 53 Qualifications of Vocational Experts are the Qualifications Set Forth at 34 Pa. Code §123.202

As noted in the recent Bureau of Workers' Compensation News and Notes, the Bureau issued a Statement of Policy providing the qualifications of vocational experts referred to in Act 53 of 2003 are as set forth in the "Qualifications (of vocational experts)" Regulation at 34 Pa. Code §123.202.

Later regulation is promised and may address the requirement that vocational experts comply with the code of professional ethics for rehabilitation counselors pertaining to the conduct of expert witnesses and other matters.

Pennsylvania Workers' Compensation Practice and Procedure Reference 21.51

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