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Oregon and the AMA Guide to Permanent Impairment

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Every once in a while we get a question about which AMA Guide to Permanent Impairment Oregon uses. This website and chart say Oregon uses the 3rd Revised.

The Oregon lawyers and claims administrators I talk to say this: Oregon uses standards based on 3rd Edition of AMA Guide to Permanent Impairment, however Oregon uses it own rating standards and really doesn’t follow the AMA Guide.

So, even when there is a new edition (and there is a 6th edition available now), Oregon is the only state that does not use it? But do use the ORS and the OAR to research the permanent impairment laws the state does have.

Given how confusing this is, please consult an Oregon attorney for legal information and advice specific to your situation. The attorney will know which guides apply in your case.

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