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    Can the employer or thier WC carrier require that an employee injured at work see an MD for the injury ? EE hurt back at work and wants to see his chiropractor, HR says "you have to go to a MD, if the Dr says you need to see a chiro the WC ins MIGHT pay for it...."

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    Straight from the state site http://www.wcc.ne.gov/faqs.htm#10


    Who chooses the doctor for treatment of an employee's injury?
    There are rules about whether the employee or employer chooses the doctor. The employee has the right to select a physician who has maintained the medical records of the employee (or an immediate family member) when the employer notifies the employee of this right. If the employee does not have or does not choose such a physician, then the employer may select the physician. If the employer does not give proper notice to the employee regarding the right of selection, then the restrictions on choosing and changing physicians do not apply and the employee has the right to select any physician. The employee also may select a physician to perform a major surgical operation or in cases involving dismemberment. "Physician" means any person licensed to practice medicine and surgery, osteopathic medicine, chiropractic, podiatry, or dentistry in the State of Nebraska or in the state in which the physician is practicing. Please refer to the court's pamphlet, Choosing a Doctor for a Work-Related Injury (PDF: 1.0 KB), for more detailed information.
    I post with the full knowledge and support of my employer, though the opinions rendered are my own and not necessarily representative of their position. In other words, I'm a free agent.

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      THX Elle. I don't know how I missed that, but I did......link was VERY enlightening
      Last edited by noiddodge; 03-20-2008, 09:17 PM.

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