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SB21-197

Workers' Compensation Physician

Concerning the treating physician in workers' compensation cases.
Session:
2021 Regular Session
Subject:
Labor & Employment
Bill Summary

The bill provides injured workers control over the selection of the primary treating physician in workers' compensation cases, allowing them to choose from any level I or level II accredited physician through the division of workers' compensation. The bill creates the mechanism by which the injured worker may select the treating physician, and requires the employer or insurer to choose the physician when an injured worker is unable or unwilling to select the treating physician.
(Note: This summary applies to this bill as introduced.)

Status

Introduced
Lost

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Sponsors

Sponsor Type Legislators
Prime Sponsor

Sen. R. Rodriguez
Rep. A. Boesenecker, Rep. S. Woodrow

Sponsor

Co-sponsor

Sen. J. Danielson, Sen. J. Gonzales, Sen. S. Jaquez Lewis, Sen. T. Story

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