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Impairment Rating Evaluation

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COMMONWEALTH OF PENNSYLVANIA
DEPARTMENT OF LABOR AND INDUSTRY
BUREAU OF WORKERS' COMPENSATION
1171 South Cameron Street, Room 103
Harrisburg, PA 17104-2501
717-772-1900

An Impairment Rating Evaluation (IRE) is a medical examination requested by the insurer and/or their counsel to determine an injured workers’ whole-body impairment due to the compensable injury. The process may be found in section 306(a.2) of the Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Act.

The Bureau will designate an approved IRE physician nearest the injured workers residence and serve all interested parties via a Notice of Designation. An IRE appointment form (LIBC-765) will follow, providing the appointment date and time. Following the examination, the IRE physician will provide parties a Determination Face Sheet (LIBC-767) and medical report.

The entire IRE process can be found within the Workers’ Compensation Automation and Integration System (WCAIS).