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Designated Medical Provider (DMP)

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All employers in North Dakota have the option of selecting a Designated Medical Provider (DMP) or group of physicians to provide medical treatment to workers who sustain work-related injuries.

If you have a question or concern regarding the Designated Medical Provider program, contact our Employer Services Department via email at WSIDMP@nd.gov

Worker Information

If your employer has chosen a Designated Medical Provider they must inform you!

  • Your employer will provide you information on your DMP. You must sign this form and return it to your employer.
  • Your employer must display the selection of the DMP and where the DMP is located in a place where all workers can easily see it.
  • You may elect to opt out of the DMP your employer has selected and choose a different medical provider to see prior to an injury occurring. If WSI disagrees with your choice of a DMP, the law provides a process for WSI to ultimately decide.

What if you decide to seek treatment from a provider other than the DMP and it is not for emergency treatment?

  • Injured workers are required to see the company’s designated medical provider UNLESS they have previously informed their employer of a different provider BEFORE an injury occurred.
  • If you do not see your designated medical provider, or the one chosen before being injured, it may result in nonpayment of benefits.
  • If you received initial treatment from your company’s designated provider and wish to change doctors, you must wait 60 days before you can change providers. After 60 days you can request, in writing to WSI, a change in providers or request a referral from the treating physician.

What if this was an emergency or you did not know the injury or disease was work related when you sought treatment?

  • The DMP law does not apply to emergency care or care the injured worker did not know was related to their injury.

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