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LOSS OF EARNING POWER EVALUATION
A. Loss of earning power evaluations shall be performed by private vocational rehabilitation counselors whose names appear on the approved directory established
by the court.
B. If the parties cannot agree on the choice of a vocational rehabilitation counselor from the directory to perform the loss of earning power evaluation, the parties shall request the court to assign a vocational rehabilitation counselor from the directory of vocational rehabilitation counselors pursuant to the procedures outlined in Rule 42.
C. The fee of the vocational rehabilitation counselor for the loss of earning power evaluation shall be paid by the employer or his or her insurer within 30 days of receipt of a statement of charges. Such fee shall include expenses for an interpreter when necessary to assist the vocational rehabilitation counselor in the performance of his or her duties. Any such interpreter shall be selected by the vocational rehabilitation counselor. Sections 48-162.01, 48-163, RRS. 2010.
Effective date: December 18, 2008.