If an employee misses work time to attend medical treatment appointments, does he/she get paid under workers’ compensation?
Case law has determined reimbursement for lost time from work applies only if the appointment pertains to medical-legal evaluations. An example of this would be a Qualified Medical Examination (QME) that is coordinated through the State of California, or an Agreed Medical Evaluation.
Based on this case law, MPA does not reimburse lost time from work to attend regularly scheduled treatment and/or follow-up appointments. Please check with your individual City representative to confirm whether or not your specific MOU allows for any additional benefit.

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1. Where does an employee go for medical treatment?
2. Who pays for the medical treatment? Are there deductibles or co-pays?
3. Do I need to fill out the claim form (DWC-1) my employer gave me?
4. How do I get my medication authorized?
5. If an employee misses work time to attend medical treatment appointments, does he/she get paid under workers’ compensation?
6. When can an employee return to work after an injury?
7. Do I get reimbursed for mileage to my medical appointments, and how much?
8. If my claim is delayed, how long does my employer/MPA have to make a decision?
9. What is the Information and Assistance (I&A) Officer, and how do I contact them?