The PA Workers' Compensation Act gives employers the right to establish a list of designated health care providers. When the list is properly posted, injured workers must seek treatment for the work injury or illness with one of the designated providers for 90 days from the date of the first visit. There are some specific guidelines provided in the rules and regulations for these lists:
Further details on the list of designated providers and its correct use are contained in Subchapter D, Sections 127.751 through 127.755 of the rules and regulations found on page 196 of the Workers' Compensation Act as revised and reprinted 1999. The Act is available online.
. AND, Copies of the Act are available for purchase from the State Bookstore of PA, Commonwealth Keystone Building, Plaza Level, 400 North Street, Harrisburg, PA 17120, or call 717-787-5109.