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Physician Selection KSA 44-510h

Employers are legally entitled to choose the treating physician.

If an employee self-selects a physician who is not authorized or agreed upon by the employer, the employer is responsible for only the first $500 in medical bills from the self-selected physicians. The employee has the right to apply to the Director of Workers Compensation for a change of doctor.

If the director finds, upon application of an injured employee, that the services of the health care provider furnished are not satisfactory, the director may authorize the appointment of some other health care provider. In this case, the employer will submit the names of two health care providers who, if possible, are not associated in practice together. The injured employee may select one from the list who will be the authorized treating health care provider. If the injured employee is unable to obtain satisfactory services from any of the health care providers submitted by the employer, either party or both parties may request the director to select a treating health care provider.