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Abandonment of Medical (I18)

A finding that an IE has abandoned medical treatment, standing alone, is generally not in itself dispositive of anything. APD 950295. Normally, abandonment of medical treatment only serves to trigger an inquiry to the appropriate doctor as to whether MMI has been reached. APD 001587. Further, there is no provision in the Act or Rules for an IE's disability period to be automatically terminated based solely on a determination that there has been an abandonment of medical treatment. APD 051731. See also APD 162020.

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