WORKER'S COMPENSATION PROVIDER RULES FOR Oregon
State-Specific Rules for Selecting Medical Providers:
If employer is self-insured or a member of a managed care organization, employer has right to direct medical treatment. Managed care plan must provide for a means for employee to seek compensable treatment outside the organization. If employer is not a member of a managed care organization, employee has free choice of initial treating physician. Employee may change treating physicians twice without restrictions. OR St. 656.245(2)(a), (4). OR Admin. Code 436-015-0030(4), (5). [Note: OR St. 656.245 (revised) becomes effective Jan. 2, 2008. The new statute eliminates employee's option of choosing a nurse practitioner].

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