California Regulations 9782 758

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§ Notice to Employee of Right to Choose Physician

Every employer shall advise his employees in writing of their right to request a change of treating physician if the original treating physician is selected initially by the employer; to be treated by a physician of his or her own choice 30 days after reporting an injury; and to direct initial medical treatment, other than appropriate emergency or first aid treatment, by designating a personal physician and notifying the employer in writing of his or her choice prior to the injury. This duty may be satisfied by incorporating such advice in a notice, if posted in a conspicuous manner at all places of employment, or by any other regularly used means of communicating information to employees.

NOTE: Authority cited: Sections 124, 127, 133, 138.2, 138.3, 138.4, 139, 139.5, 139.6, 4600, 4601, 4602, 4603, 4603.2, 4603.5, 5307.3, 5450, 5451, 5452, 5453, 5454, and 5455, Labor Code. Reference: Chapters 442, 709, and 1172, Statutes of 1977; Chapter 1017, Statutes of 1976.


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

2. Repealer and new section filed 11-7-78; effective thirtieth day thereafter (Register 78, No. 45).