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Physician Selection 418.315


During the first 28 days of treatment the employer has the right to choose the doctor. After that the employee is free to change doctors if he or she so desires. The employee, however, must notify the employer of the change. The employer or the employer's carrier may file a petition objecting to the named physician selected by the employee and setting forth reasons for the objection. If the employer or carrier can show cause why the employee should not continue treatment with the named physician of the employee's choice, after notice to all parties and a prompt hearing by a worker's compensation magistrate, the worker's compensation magistrate may order that the employee discontinue treatment with the named physician or pay for the treatment received from the physician from the date the order is mailed