House Journal: Page 1052: Wednesday, March 27, 2002
16 dissatisfied with the care offered, the
17 employer should communicate the basis of such
18 dissatisfaction to the
employer employee, in writing
19 if requested, following which the employer and the
20 employee may agree to alternate care reasonably suited
21 to treat the injury. If the employer and employee
22 cannot agree on such alternate care, the commissioner
23 may, upon application and reasonable proofs of the
24 necessity therefor, allow and order other care.
emergency, the employee may choose the employee's care
at the employer's expense, provided the employer or
the employer's agent cannot be reached immediately.
28 An application made under this subsection shall be
29 considered an original proceeding for purposes of
30 commencement and contested case proceedings under
31 section 85.26. The hearing shall be conducted
32 pursuant to chapter 17A. Before a hearing is
33 scheduled, the parties may choose a telephone hearing
34 or an in-person hearing. A request for an in-person
35 hearing shall be approved unless the in-person hearing
36 would be impractical because of the distance between
37 the parties to the hearing. The workers' compensation
38 commissioner shall issue a decision within ten working
39 days of receipt of an application for alternate care
40 made pursuant to a telephone hearing or within
41 fourteen working days of receipt of an application for
42 alternate care made pursuant to an in-person hearing.
The employer shall notify an injured employee of the
employee's ability to contest the employer's choice of
care pursuant to this subsection. This subsection
46 does not prohibit an employer from retaining a
47 physician or other health service provider for use by
49 2. By renumbering as necessary.
Roll call was requested by Jochum of Dubuque and Horbach of
On the question "Shall amendment H-8349 be adopted?" (S.F.
The ayes were, 41:
Atteberry || Bell || Bukta || Chiodo |
Cohoon || Connors || Dotzler || Foege |
Ford || Frevert || Greimann || Hatch |
Huser || Jochum || Kreiman || Kuhn |
Larkin || Lensing || Mascher || May |
Mertz || Murphy || Myers || O'Brien |
Osterhaus || Petersen || Quirk || Reeder |
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