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Court Holds Workers Have Choice of Pharmacy Providers

By Sherri Okamoto (Legal Reporter)

Tuesday, March 29, 2016 | 3499 | 0 | 17 min read

The Kentucky Court of Appeals on Friday ruled that injured workers within the state have the right to choose the pharmacy where they get their prescriptions filled, since a pharmacy is a "medical provider" under the state's workers' comp scheme. Although the Kentucky Attorney General arrived at a contrary conclusion seven years ago, the court said a "common sense reading" of KRS 342.020 dictates that an injured worker's right to choose his own medical provider extends to his selection of his pharmacy. As KRS 342.020(1) defines a "medical provider" as...

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