attending physician statement


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attending physician statement

A form of evidence of a person’s insurability, where an insurer’s underwriting organisation relies on physician's office notes, labs, X-rays and operative notes to determine an applicant's state of health in lieu of requiring a medical exam.

APSs are normally supplied by doctors at the request of the underwriter, subject to applicable state laws and regulations relating to the patient's right to privacy.
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