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Adventist Health v. Workers' Comp. Appeals Bd., C069906

An order of the Workers' Compensation Appeals Board (WCAB), granting plaintiff reimbursement for self-procured medical treatment and withholding her two medical reports from inclusion in her medical records is annulled and remanded where: 1) plaintiff did not properly designate a new primary treating physician but returned to physicians who had been administratively removed because they did not provide the employer with a plan of treatment or any medical reports; and 2) the WCAB acted without authority when it order the employer to reimburse plaintiff for self-procured medical care and ordered two of her medical records to be withheld from the next primary treating physician without good cause.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 11/26/2012
  • Published 11/26/2012

Judges

  • Raye

Court

  • California Court of Appeal

Counsel