MEMORANDUM NO. 1998-08
Authorization for Treatment
|TO:||Commissioners, District Administrators, Self-Insureds, Insurance Carriers, Attorneys, Unions, Medical Practitioners, and Advisory Board Members|
|FROM:||Jesse M. Frankl, Chairman|
|DATE:||May 27, 1998|
|RE:||Authorization for Treatment|
Once a physician is authorized to treat a patient under the Workers’ Compensation Act, the physician may continue to treat the claimant without certification as long as the treatment is within the guidelines of the medical protocols. Copies of the medical protocols may be obtained from the Workers’ Compensation Commission’s Education Services at 1-800-223-WORK.
Authorization to treat a claimant presumes that the patient and physician are in compliance with Connecticut Workers' Compensation Commission law and its administrative regulations.