Treating Physician as Expert Witness

The Utah Court of Appeals addressed the issue of whether a treating physician must be designated as an expert witness prior to offering opinion testimony at trial. (See Court's Opinion) The Court concluded that a treating physician must be designated as an expert if the physician is going to offer more than a "factual description of his or her personal observations during treatment,...." However, the physician is not required to provide an expert report under Utah Rules of Civil Procedure 26(a)(3)(B) unless the physician is specially retained as an expert.

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