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Physician Selection WCL 13-a

The worker is free to choose any physician, chiropractor, podiatrist, psychologist (upon referral from an authorized physician), outpatient clinic of a hospital or health maintenance organization authorized to give medical care by the Chairman of the Workers' Compensation Board.

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If the employer has been authorized to participate in Managed Care, the employee may be required to obtain medical treatment from a participating managed care provider. Participating employers are required to notify their employees, in writing, of all information pertaining to the managed care program.

If the employee is dissatisfied with his/her medical provider after initial treatment, he/she may select another authorized provider outside the PPO after 30 days of initial treatment.