Attending Doctor's Handbook (ADH) Exam

How do I start?

To prepare for the CME Self-Assessment Examination, please read the 90-page "Attending Doctor's Handbook".

This examination is "open book".  You may find it helpful to print the guideline for reference, as you will be referring to it throughout.
Note: L&I does not have a system for reprinting or retrieving certificates. We recommend that you print multiple copies of your certificate for your records or save it electronically.

How much time will it take?

    • After reading the guideline, it should take approximately 30 minutes to complete the activity (20 questions) and brief survey.
    • You must finish the activity in its entirety before clicking "Submit".
    • After clicking "Submit", your score will immediately be determined.  If you have a passing score (70% or greater), you will be able to print your certificate for up to three (3) hours of Category 2 Continuing Medical Education (CME) credit, immediately following the completion of the activity.

What will I learn?

After reading the Attending Doctor's Handbook and taking the self-assessment examination, you should be able to:

    • Describe measures to prevent or address some of the major occupational conditions encountered.
    • Describe diagnostic and treatment guidelines.
    • Describe the roles and responsibilities of treating (attending) physicians and consulting doctors.
    • Define terms commonly used in workers' compensation.
    • Discuss the process for evaluating and rating permanent impairment.
    • Describe the basic concepts and features of Washington state's industrial insurance laws, rules and policies.


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