Choice of physician; notice of intent to change. An employer or insurance carrier may designate a health care facility and/or provider, as those terms are defined in 18.V.S.A. §9432(8) and (9) to initially treat an injured employee immediately following a claimed work-related injury. 21 V.S.A. §640(b). (CVR 24-010-003 4.1100)
At or before initial treatment, the employer, insurance carrier or designated health care facility or provider shall provide the injured worker with a Notice of Intent to Change Health Care Provider (Form 8). At any time after the initial treatment, the injured worker may select another health care facility and/or provider by filing the completed Notice with the employer or insurance carrier. The Notice shall include the injured worker's reason(s) for dissatisfaction with the initially designated health care facility or provider and the name and address of the health care facility or provider with whom he or she intends to treat. 21 V.S.A. §640(b). (CVR 24-010-003 4.1110)
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