Following the onset of an injury, and upon an employee's first request to change attending physician, the MCO shall provide the employee with a list of reasonably accessible and available panel physicians qualified to treat or manage the primary condition for which the employer has accepted liability or authorized treatment from which the employee may select the attending physician.  The employer and MCO shall provide for access to all medical compensation services, and include in its panels, or otherwise make available for the employee's choice, one or more licensed physicians representing all specialties available in the community to provide necessary treatment for the employee's primary compensable condition.


History Note:        Authority G.S. 97-2(19); 97-2(20); 97-25; 97-25.2;

Eff. January 1, 1996;

Amended Eff. July 1, 2014;

Recodified from 04 NCAC 10D .0108 Eff. June 1, 2018.