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Rule 4123-6-41 | No legal relationship between the industrial commission or bureau and a health care provider.


(A) Direct payment to a health care provider or other person by the industrial commission, self-insuring employer, bureau of workers' compensation, or their agent, for medical care rendered to an injured worker does not imply or create a legal relationship between the provider or person and the commission, self-insuring employer, bureau, or their agent.

(B) The services rendered to the injured worker are the legal obligation of the injured worker. The direct payment to the health care provider is a discretionary method by which the award made to the injured worker for medical expenses may be discharged.

(C) Except as prohibited by division (O) of section 4121.44 of the Revised Code, when payment is made to the injured worker, the sole legal recourse of the health care provider is against the injured worker.

Last updated February 1, 2022 at 9:40 AM

Supplemental Information

Authorized By: 4121.12, 4121.121, 4121.30, 4121.31, 4121.44, 4121.441, 4123.05, 4123.66
Amplifies: 4121.12, 4121.121, 4121.44, 4121.441, 4123.66
Five Year Review Date: 2/1/2027
Prior Effective Dates: 2/12/1997, 1/1/1999, 2/14/2005, 2/1/2010, 11/13/2015