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You are entitled to make one change of doctors. However, you need to notify the insurance carrier or selfinsured employer as soon as possible of the change.
A referral from your treating doctor to another doctor is not considered a change. Nor is a change from an emergency room doctor to a private doctor. Once doctor care has begun, emergency room visits are prohibited except in cases of: (1) doctor referral or (2) threat to life.
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