The Guides are intended to provide “consistent and reliable acquisition, analysis, communication, and utilization of medical information through a single set of standards.” (5th ed, 17) Chapter 1, Philosophy, Purpose and Appropriate Use of the Guides (5th ed, 1–16), and Chapter 2, Practical Applications of the Guides (5th ed, 17–24) provide guidance to physicians performing impairment evaluations. These chapters establish standards for a quality impairment evaluation report. This table provides a checklist, organized in the order of the components of a report, for physicians who perform evaluations and for individuals who review these reports.

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