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Physician Selection

The injured worker may choose his or her treating physician and may switch from one specialty of care to another without having to seek approval of the employer/insurer. The worker must, however, have permission to switch from one provider to another within the same field of specialty. RS 23: 1121(B)

While the injured worker has the freedom to select the treating physician, the physician must have approval from the employer/ insurance carrier to continue treatment beyond $750 worth of care unless the care is provided under emergency conditions. However, the withholding of the consent is not to be arbitrary and capricious or without probable cause. RS 23:1142