California Regulations 9781 757

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§ Employee's Request for Change of Physician

An employee's request for change of physician pursuant to Section 4601 of the Labor Code need not be in writing. The employer shall respond thereto promptly, and in the manner best calculated to reach the employee, and in no event later than 5 working days from receipt of said request. Except where the employee is permitted to select his or her own physician or facility to provide medical treatment, the employer shall advise the employee of the name and address of the alternative physician, or chiropractor if requested, the date and time of an initial scheduled appointment, and any other pertinent information. The employer may confirm its response in writing.

NOTE: Authority cited: Sections 127, 133, 138.2, 138.3, 139.5, 139.6, 4603.2, 4603.5, 5307.1, 5307.3, 5450- 5455, Labor Code.


1. Repealer and new section filed 11-9-77; effective thirtieth day thereafter (Register 77, No. 46).