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Preferred provider organizations; contracts
Workers' Compensation (WKC) CHAPTER 67, ARTICLE 10-A
§ 351. Preferred provider organizations; contracts. The state
insurance fund, any stock corporation, mutual corporation or reciprocal
insurer authorized to transact the business of workers' compensation
insurance in this state or self-insurer may contract with a preferred
provider organization to deliver all medical services mandated by this
chapter, provided such contract takes effect on or after January first,
nineteen hundred ninety-seven and the insurer or the employer has no
financial interest in the preferred provider organization. Where there
is a duty to collectively bargain, an employer shall collectively
bargain the use and implementation of a preferred provider organization
with the authorized collective bargaining agent of its employees.