Re: Boss Insisting on Being Present at Medical Appt
Submit a written request to the employer, if he refuses or denies your privacy rights, you may then file a written request to the Industrial Commission to order a second opinion examination.
how do I go about getting a second opinion..?
A legitimate doctor would never allow anyone in the exam room without your permission - that's just plain goofy.
If you go to the second opinion exam and your employer or anyone is in that room, demand they leave or end the exam.
I would advise you to seek legal counsel before taking further action, this stuff is over your head - that employer and the carrier will continue to play games, they know you are clueless and will take full advantage of it.
Section §97-25. Medical treatment and supplies.
(b) Upon the written request of the employee to the employer, the employer may agree to authorize and pay for a second opinion examination with a duly qualified physician licensed to practice in North Carolina, or licensed in another state if agreed to by the parties or ordered by the Commission. If, within 14 calendar days of the receipt of the written request, the request is denied or the parties, in good faith, are unable to agree upon a health care provider to perform a second opinion examination, the employee may request that the Industrial Commission order a second opinion examination. The expense thereof shall be borne by the employer upon the same terms and conditions as provided in this section for medical compensation.
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