CONNECTICUT
Employer or Carrier Selects
The employee shall select the physician or surgeon from an approved list of physicians and surgeons prepared by the chairman of the Workers' Compensation Commission. If the employee is unable to make the selection, the employer shall do so, subject to ratification by the employee or his next of kin. If the employer has a full-time staff physician or if a physician is available on call, the initial treatment required immediately following the injury may be rendered by that physician, but the employee may thereafter select his own physician as provided by this chapter for any further treatment without prior approval of the commissioner. Conn. (Gen. Stat. 31-294d (b)),

When an injury occurs, a claimant is entitled to receive all necessary and appropriate medical treatment. The employer is responsible for furnishing the initial medical treatment at an employer-designated office or facility. A claimant may choose an attending physician AFTER the initial visit with an employer-designated medical practitioner. If the employer does not participate in an approved medical care plan, the claimant may choose any medical practitioner who is licensed to practice in Connecticut, including practitioners of chiropractic, medicine, naturopathy, osteopathy, and podiatry. (CT Workers' Compensation Commission website: http://wcc.state.ct.us/download/acrobat/Info-Packet.pdf)

Change of Provider
The employee shall select the physician or surgeon from an approved list of physicians and surgeons prepared by the chairman of the Workers' Compensation Commission. If the employee is unable to make the selection, the employer shall do so, subject to ratification by the employee or his next of kin. If the employer has a full-time staff physician or if a physician is available on call, the initial treatment required immediately following the injury may be rendered by that physician, but the employee may thereafter select his own physician as provided by this chapter for any further treatment without prior approval of the commissioner. (Conn. Gen. Stat. 31-294d (b))

Panels
Not addressed

Panel Provisions
See Direction of Care law.

CONNECTICUT MCP
Employee Selects from Network
The Chairman may approve plans which include employee or contract providers for some but not all of the types of medical and health care service required by subparagraph (B) of subdivision (6) of subsection (a) of this section so long as the following requirements are satisfied: (1) the plan provides to the employees the name, address and telephone number of each contract and employee provider of the plan; (2) for each type of medical and health care service not provided by employee or contract providers, the plan shall clearly indicate that such service is available from practitioners on the approved list of practicing physicians, surgeons, podiatrists and dentists established by regulation; (31-279-10 (b))

Change of Provider
Not Addressed

Panels
Not Addressed

Panel Provisions
See Direction of Care law for employee notification requirements.

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