Medical expertise in Switzerland

Depending on the situation, an investigation in the form of a medical expertise in Switzerland may be necessary in order to determine the consequences of the health impairment on the capacity to work according to the criteria of the Swiss disability insurance. Such an expertise may also be ordered by the Court. The expertise is carried out in a national language spoken by the insured person or with the assistance of a translator.

The ongoing Development of the DI which came into force on 1st January 2023 has allowed the implementation of various measures to improve the transparency, for insured persons, of medical expertise and their assignment.

In particular, DI offices are now obliged to publish an annual list containing information on all the experts and assessment centres commissioned (Art. 41b RAI). The data is captured from 1st January to 31st December of any given calendar year and published by the DI offices on 1st march of the following year.

This list is not available in English, follow the links below for the French and German versions:  

Monodisciplinary expertise

The assignment is based on the expert’s specialisation, availability as well as geographical and linguistic criteria. The experts appointed have the necessary qualifications and experience to carry out the expertise and work in complete independence.

Bi- and multidisciplinary expertise

When a bi- or multidisciplinary expertise is necessary, the mandate is assigned randomly on the national platform Suissemed@p.

Further information can be found here:

Last modification 28.02.2023

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