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

The employee should be given a choice of three physicians not associated together in practice. The list or panel of three physicians should be in or near the employee`s community of residence. The employee has the privilege of choosing one physician from the list of three. The employee is then required to accept treatment from the chosen physician and should not see any other physician unless the chosen physician makes a referral. Form C­42, Choice of Physician, may be completed and kept on file with the employer.

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