CHAPTER 201

DELAWARE WORKMEN'S COMPENSATION LAW

PERMITTING EMPLOYEES TO DESIGNATE THEIR OWN PHYSICIANS OR SURGEONS

AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER 175 OF THE REVISED CODE OF DELAWARE, 1935, ENTITLED "DELAWARE WORKMEN'S COMPENSATION LAW", BY PERMITTING EMPLOYEES TO DESIGNATE THEIR OWN PHYSICIANS OR SURGEONS.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Delaware in General Assembly met:

Section 1. That 6078, Section 8 of Chapter 175 of the Revised Code of Delaware 1935, as amended by Section 6 of Chapter 269 of Volume 43, Laws of Delaware (1941) be amended by adding thereto a new sub-section to be known as Sub-Section (f) as follows:-

(f) Any employee may apply in writing to the Industrial Accident Board for permission to employ a physician or surgeon other than the physician or surgeon furnished by his or her employer. Such application shall state the name and address of the physician or surgeon whose services are desired by the employee. Upon the approval by the Industrial Accident Board of any such application, the employee by whom or on whose behalf the application was filed shall be entitled to receive from his or her employer the reasonable cost of the services of any physician or surgeon whose employment was approved, performed subsequent to such approval, within the limitations provided for in sub-section (b) of this section.

Approved April 16, 1943.