Until last week, Massachusetts was one of the last holdouts in the country that did not formally consider a psychologist to be a “physician” under the civil procedural rule that allows judges to order parties to submit to physical or mental examinations.
But there are still five other states that have yet to address the issue. According to one attorney, those jurisdictions may simply still be waiting for the ”right case” in which to do so.
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