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The DWC recently circulated a memo reminding system participants that Rule 127.1 requires parties submitting Requests for Designated Doctor Exams (DWC 32s) to send a copy of the DWC 32 to the opposing party at the same time the document is filed with the DWC. The DWC reports that some system participants are not exchanging DWC 32s. As part of a new “customer service initiative” to address the issue, the DWC will begin automatically sending to the injured employee a copy of any DWC 32 filed by a Carrierprior to sending the order for the designated doctor exam. Curiously,

Claimants’ frequent failures to exchange DWC 32s with Carriers is not mentioned.