Does My Treating Doctor or Hospital have any Obligations?

 

Question:

Does my treating doctor or hospital have any obligations?

Answer:

Yes, upon written request, your treating doctor or hospital must provide enough information so that your employer may decide whether to pay your bills and other benefits. If your treating doctor or hospital does not furnish the information required by law, the employer may delay or refuse payment of your benefits. However, your treating physician should meet or speak with your employer or the representatives of its workers’ compensation insurance without you present. Always consult your attorney before authorizing such contacts.