The Colorado Senate has handed a invoice that may give injured employees management over their alternative of main treating doctor.
S.B. 197 handed the Senate on Tuesday in a 19-16 vote. The invoice would enable injured employees to select from any physician accredited as Stage I or Stage II beneath the Colorado Medical Apply Act. Beneath present legislation, employers choose 4 physicians and/or company medical suppliers for the injured employee to select from for therapy.
The laws would additionally require employers to inform any employee who sustained an on-the-job harm inside seven enterprise days of notification of the harm of the employees’ proper to designate a treating doctor and the best way to entry the listing of Stage I and II physicians.
If the worker declines to decide on a doctor from the Stage I or Stage II listing inside seven days, the employer retains the appropriate to designate a treating doctor.