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Physician Selection 152 Section 30, 152 Section 45

Except for the employee’s first scheduled appointment, which an employer may require to be with a health provider within their preferred provider arrangement, the worker has the right to choose their own healthcare professional for treatment and to change this professional once. When referred by the treating health care professional to another provider in a particular specialty, the employee may also change once to a different provider in that specialty. In cases of emergency or where the insurer or administrative judge agrees, the employee may seek treatment from additional providers

An employer may request from time to time that an employee submit to an examination during the continuance of his disability