WORKER'S COMPENSATION PROVIDER RULES FOR New York
- State-Specific Rules for Selecting Medical Providers:
- If employer is in a preferred provider network, employee must select an initial treating physician from within the network. Employee may seek treatment outside the preferred provider network 30 days after initial treatment began. Insurance carrier (or self-insured employer) may establish a network for diagnostic tests. If no preferred provider network, then employee has right to choose physician. NY Workers Comp. Law Sec. 13-a. NY Admin. Code § 325-8.1. Section 13-a(6) Any interference by any person with the selection by an injured employee of an authorized physician to treat him, except when the selection is made pursuant to article ten-A of this chapter, and the improper influencing or attempt by any person improperly to influence the medical opinion of any physician who has treated or examined an injured employee, shall be a misdemeanor.
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