The employee is not allowed to return to work without a written release from their treating physician. After the injured employee has been treated, they will be given a Work Status Report that should be submitted to their supervisor. All medically related notes and evaluations must be forwarded to the District Office. The injured employee must provide medical notes to their supervisor as soon as possible, but no later than the injured employee's next regularly scheduled work day.
After Initial Injury
A documented interactive meeting must take place between the employee and his/her supervisor prior to the employee resuming their duties after the initial injury. A copy of the summary of this interactive meeting should be forwarded to the District Office. This meeting is intended to verify the employee's ability to return to work with or without restrictions, based on the medical recommendations from the treating physician. A formal and documented interactive meeting should occur each time the injured employee submits a medical note with changes. If a new medical note indicates the same status, the employee's supervisor should briefly check in with the employee (no formal interactive meeting required) to ensure they are able to continue with the same working conditions.
After Released from Care/Permanent and Stationary Status
Another documented interactive meeting must take place between the employee and his/her supervisor prior to the employee returning after a permanent medical status has been reached. A copy of the summary of this interactive meeting should be forwarded to the District Office. This meeting is intended to verify the employee's ability to return to work with or without permanent restrictions, based on the medical release from the treating physician.
Interactive Meeting Template
Employer (Administrative staff member) must complete this template to summarize interactive meetings with an injured employee. A copy must be submitted to the employee and the District Office.