If I Am Injured On The Job Can I Choose The Doctor Who Treats Me?

Minnesota allows the employer to tell you how to receive medical care if there is a certified managed care plan in place. If there is not a plan in place then you may choose any doctor of your choice. Your employer also has the right to have you examined by its own doctor. With a certified managed care in place, you must go to the designated doctor unless one of the following situations applies.

  1. Emergency care is needed.
  2. You have seen a particular doctor twice in the last two years and would like to continue with that doctor.
  3. The doctor in the managed care plan is too far from your home or place of employment. This is considered 30­miles in the seven county Twin Cities area and 50­miles in other areas of Minnesota.

The information on this page is meant to provide a general overview of the law. The laws in your state and/or city may deviate significantly from those described here. If you have specific questions related to your situation you should speak with a local attorney.

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