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Physician Selection 52-1-49 NMSA

The initial treating physician may be selected by either the employer or the employee. At the end of 60 days, the party not originally choosing the physician may select another physician. Unless the parties agree, the party seeking a change must provide notify the other party at least 10 days in advance with the name and address of his choice. If the one party objects to this selection, they may file notice of the objection with the parties and the Workers' Compensation Administration. The Workers' Compensation Judge then has 7 days to make a determination.