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When a worker in Pennsylvania is hurt in the course and scope of his employment, if unfamiliar with it at the time of his injury, he will soon become familiar with his employer’s list of designated health care providers.
Pennsylvania law grants employers the right to establish a list of designated health care providers. When the list is posted in conformity with Pennsylvania law, injured workers must seek treatment for the injury or illness with one of the list’s designated providers for 90 days from the date of the first visit.
The list is not mandatory, although most employers formulate such a list. If an employer does not exercise its right to establish a list of designated providers, the employee has the right to seek medical treatment from any provider of choice.
However, if a designated list is, in fact, established, the employer must provide a clearly written notice to an injured employee of the employee’s rights and responsibilities in seeking medical treatment for the initial 90-day period.
The requirements related to the designated health care provider list are as follows:
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