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    Default Is is Legal for the Employer Rep to Be in the Exam Room

    Again, this is for my nephew. He was injured last Friday and for each doctor and hospital visit someone from the Company was in the exam room with him. At the one facility they did not want his wife to come in the room but she insisted because his head injury was causing him memory and balance problems. They had a private little meeting with the Company person before taking him back to the exam room. The Company Rep stayed in the exam room and the clinic would not give my nephew the office discharge paper but gave it to the Rep and said they would have to ask him for a copy and he would have to approve it. None of this sounds legal but I am having trouble finding the actual law or regulation on this. Anyone know Alabama law?

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    Default Re: Is is Legal for the Employer Rep to Be in the Exam Room (Alabama)

    as long as the patient lets them they can be present when the patient is examined.
    comp law here
    http://dir.alabama.gov/wc/

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    Default Re: Is is Legal for the Employer Rep to Be in the Exam Room

    Quote Quoting JKay View Post
    Again, this is for my nephew. He was injured last Friday and for each doctor and hospital visit someone from the Company was in the exam room with him. At the one facility they did not want his wife to come in the room but she insisted because his head injury was causing him memory and balance problems. They had a private little meeting with the Company person before taking him back to the exam room. The Company Rep stayed in the exam room and the clinic would not give my nephew the office discharge paper but gave it to the Rep and said they would have to ask him for a copy and he would have to approve it. None of this sounds legal but I am having trouble finding the actual law or regulation on this. Anyone know Alabama law?

    Thanks
    Most insurance carriers have a nurse that schedules and attempts to accompnpany you to appointment. They can go in the examination room BUT ONLY IF YOU LET THEM. They are not your friend, they are working for the insurance carrier. In my case, I politely excluded this "nurse" from all meetings with doctors, as well as the doctor's nurse, who I gave a great deal of information before the doctor saw me. After several of these attempts, she gave up.

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    Default Re: Is is Legal for the Employer Rep to Be in the Exam Room

    You cannot let them have a conversation with the doctor outside your presence either, as they only do that to screw you over. Probably time to get a lawyer to try to protect his rights as much as possible.
    The North Carolina Court of Appeals has held that "In contested Workers' Compensation cases today, access to competent legal counsel is a virtual necessity." Church v. Baxter Travenol Labs, Inc., and American Motorists Insurance Company, 104 N.C. App. 411, 416 (1991).

    Bob Bollinger, Attorney and Board Certified Specialist in NC Workers' Compensation Law

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