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Physician Selection 34-9-201, Rule 201
The employee must choose from a list maintained by the employer. An employee may obtain the services of any physician from the panel and may thereafter elect to change to another physician on the panel without prior authorization from the Board. The physician so selected will become the primary treating physician in control of the employee's medical care.
The employer may satisfy the requirements for furnishing medical care in one of the following manners:
a. A traditional posted panel of physicians shall consist of at least six physicians or profession associations or corporations of physicians who are
b. An employer or the workers' compensation insurer of an employer may contract with a workers' compensation managed care organization certified
An employee may obtain the services of any physician from the panel and may make one change to another physician on the panel without approval of the employer.or without prior authorization from the Board. The physician so selected will become the primary treating physician in control of the employee's medical care. Further changes require approval of the employer/insurer or the Board.
Posting of Panel
The employer must post in prominent places the type of panel chosen. Employers must fully explain the purpose of the panel to all employees and must assist employees in obtaining medical care when an injury occurs.
Failure to comply with this regulation results in the employee's freedom to select any physician to provide them with care for his or her injuries, and may result in an assessment of penalties and attorneys' fees against the employer.