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4062.  (a) If either the employee or employer objects to a medical
determination made by the treating physician concerning any medical
issues not covered by Section 4060 or 4061 and not subject to Section
4610, the objecting party shall notify the other party in writing of
the objection within 20 days of receipt of the report if the
employee is represented by an attorney or within 30 days of receipt
of the report if the employee is not represented by an attorney.
These time limits may be extended for good cause or by mutual
agreement. If the employee is represented by an attorney, a medical
evaluation to determine the disputed medical issue shall be obtained
as provided in Section 4062.2, and no other medical evaluation shall
be obtained. If the employee is not represented by an attorney, the
employer shall immediately provide the employee with a form
prescribed by the medical director with which to request assignment
of a panel of three qualified medical evaluators, the evaluation
shall be obtained as provided in Section 4062.1, and no other medical
evaluation shall be obtained.
   (b) If the employee objects to a decision made pursuant to Section
4610 to modify, delay, or deny a request for authorization of a
medical treatment recommendation made by a treating physician, the
objection shall be resolved only in accordance with the independent
medical review process established in Section 4610.5.
   (c) If the employee objects to the diagnosis or recommendation for
medical treatment by a physician within the employer's medical
provider network established pursuant to Section 4616, the objection
shall be resolved only in accordance with the independent medical
review process established in Sections 4616.3 and 4616.4.

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