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Originally authorized physician must be “in the same specialty as the changed physician.”

October 1, 2019
Marie Lafleur v. The Arbor Holding Co., LCC and United Wisconsin Ins. Co., No. 1D18-0381, decision date June 12, 2019, On appeal from Judge Clark (Ft. Myers)

The First District Court of Appeals reversed and remanded the Judge of Compensation Claim’s ruling that allowed the employer to select an anesthesiologist for the claimant’s one-time change request from a physical medicine and rehabilitation specialist. The court found that, pursuant to 440.13(2)(f), the originally authorized physician must be “in the same specialty as the changed physician.”

 

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