The case of St. Lucie Public Schools/Relation Insurance Services of Florida v. Dianne Alexander was an appeal on behalf of the E/C regarding the Claimant’s request for a one time change of provider. Though the E/C provided the name of a new doctor for the claimant, they did not forward medical records for review until 16 days later nor follow up about an appointment for 21 days afterward.
Due to the delay, the E/C was determined to forfeit their right of selection under City of Bartow v. Flores 301 So. 3d 1091, 1099. Therefore, the Claimant was granted the right to choose their new physician based on Florida Statute 440.13(2)(f).
Source: The 440 Authority