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Chapter 4.5. Division of Workers' Compensation
Subchapter 1. Administrative Director--Administrative Rules
Article 5. Predesignation of Personal Physician; Request for Change of Physician; Reporting Duties of the Primary Treating Physician; Petition for Change of Primary Treating Physician

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§9782. Notice to Employee of Right to Choose Physician.

(a) Except for an employer who has established a Medical Provider Network, or an employer whose insurer has established a Medical Provider Network, every employer shall advise its employees in writing of an employee's right (1) to request a change of treating physician if the original treating physician is selected initially by the employer pursuant to Labor Code section 4601, and (2) to be treated by a physician of his or her own choice 30 days after reporting an injury pursuant to subdivision (c) of Labor Code 4600.

(b) Every employer shall advise its employees in writing of an employee's right to predesignate a personal physician pursuant to subdivision (d) of Labor Code section 4600, and section 9780.1.

(c) The notices required by this section shall be provided in accordance with section 9880 and posted in accordance with section 9881.

Note: Authority cited: Sections 133 and 4603.5, Labor Code. Reference: Sections 3550, 3551, 4600, 4601 and 4616, Labor Code.

HISTORY

1. Repealer and new section filed 11-9-77; effective thirtieth day thereafter (Register 77, No. 46).

2. Repealer and new section filed 11-7-78; effective thirtieth day thereafter (Register 78, No. 45).

3. Amendment of section andNote filed 3-14-2006; operative 3-14-2006 pursuant to Government Code section 11343.4 (Register 2006, No. 11).

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