2010 New York Code
WKC - Workers' Compensation
Article 10-A - (350 - 355) PREFERRED PROVIDER ORGANIZATIONS
354 - Preferred provider organizations; medical treatment.

§  354.  Preferred  provider organizations; medical treatment. 1. Each
  preferred provider organization shall provide at least two providers  in
  every  medical specialty from which the employee may choose and at least
  two hospitals from which the employee  may  choose  in  the  event  that
  hospitalization  is necessary. The commissioner of health may waive such
  numerical requirements upon a finding  that  the  geographical  area  in
  which  the  preferred  provider  organization is located cannot meet the
  requirements.
    2. An employee may seek medical treatment from outside  the  preferred
  provider  organization  thirty  days  after  his or her first visit to a
  preferred  provider  organization  provider.  In  the  event  that  such
  employee   seeks   medical  treatment  outside  the  preferred  provider
  organization the employer may require a second opinion from  a  provider
  within the preferred provider organization.
    3.  An employee may seek a second opinion with respect to such medical
  treatment  from  another  provider   within   the   preferred   provider
  organization at any time.

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