I-2-5-26.State Agency Physician Determines that a Requested Test Would Involve Significant Risk

Last Update: 9/28/05 (Transmittal I-2-68)

If a State agency determines, based on a State agency review physician's assessment or consultant's opinion, that a requested test should not be performed because it would involve significant risk to the claimant, the State agency will notify the ALJ or the HO staff contact person of the determination and the reason(s) for it. The HO staff will take the following actions:


If a consultative physician or psychologist contacts the HO directly about an ALJ's request through the State agency for a CE or test, the ALJ or the HO staff will ask the consultative physician or psychologist to contact the State agency.