Workers comp physician choice bill introduced in Indiana

Indiana lawmakers have introduced legislation that would permit injured workers to choose their attending physicians in workers compensation claims.

House Bill 1246, filed Tuesday, would allow employers to choose a physician for an injured worker if the injury renders the employee unable to make a decision or in cases where immediate medical attention is required.

If the measure is approved, it is scheduled to go into effect on July 1.

The bill was referred to the House Committee on Employment, Labor and Pensions for consideration.

This article was first published in Business Insurance.

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