Colo. House Approves Bill Expanding Workers Comp Choices

March 26, 2007

The Colorado House approved and sent to the Senate a bill that would require companies to allow injured workers to choose between two doctors for workers compensation care.

It also would allow workers to change doctors if they want a second opinion within the first 90 days.

Rep. Morgan Carroll, D-Aurora, said 32 states allow workers to pick their own doctors and the rest allow workers to choose from a list.

Carroll said current law gives insurance companies complete control over the selection of the doctor for a patient who has been injured at work.

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