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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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§9783. DWC Form 9783 Predesignation of Personal Physician.


In the event you sustain an injury or illness related to your employment, you may be treated for such injury or illness by your personal medical doctor (M.D.) or doctor of osteopathic medicine (D.O.) if:
your employer offers group health coverage;
the doctor is your regular physician, who shall be either a physician who has limited his or her practice of medicine to general practice or who is a board-certified or board-eligible internist, pediatrician, obstetrician-gynecologist, or family practitioner, and has previously directed your medical treatment, and retains your medical records;
prior to the injury your doctor agrees to treat you for work injuries or illnesses;
prior to the injury you provided your employer the following in writing: (1) notice that you want your personal doctor to treat you for a work-related injury or illness, and (2) your personal doctor's name and business address. You may use this form to notify your employer if you wish to have your personal medical doctor or a doctor of osteopathic medicine treat you for a work-related injury or illness and the above requirements are met.


Employee: Complete this section.
To: ____________________________ (name of employer) If I have a work-related injury or illness, I choose to be treated by:
__________ (name of doctor)(M.D., D.O.)
__________ __________(street address, city, state, ZIP)
__________(telephone number)
Employee Name (please print): _________ ____________________
Employee's Address: ______________________________
Employee's Signature ____________________ Date: __________
Physician: I agree to this Predesignation:
Signature: ____________________ Date: __________
(Physician or Designated Employee of the Physician)

The physician is not required to sign this form, however, if the physician or designated employee of the physician does not sign, other documentation of the physician's agreement to be predesignated will be required pursuant to Title 8, California Code of Regulations, section 9780.1(a)(3).
Title 8, California Code of Regulations, section 9783. (Optional DWC Form 9783 - Effective date March 2006)

Note: Authority cited: Sections 133, 4603.5 and 5307.3, Labor Code. Reference: Section 4600, Labor Code


1. Amendment filed 11-11-78; effective thirtieth day thereafter (Register 78, No. 45).

2. Repealer and new section heading, section and Note filed 3-14-2006; operative 3-14-2006 pursuant to Government Code section 11343.4 (Register 2006, No. 11).

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