The following words and terms, when used in this chapter, shall have the following meanings, unless the context clearly indicates otherwise.
(1) Carrier's prior choice of health care provider--A health care provider who has examined the claimant in regard to the injury in question as provided in Texas Civil Statutes, Article 8307, § 4, because:
(A) the board ordered the claimant to be examined by a health care provider of the carrier's choice; or
(B) the claimant granted permission for an examination by a carrier's tendered choice of a health care provider.
(2) Health care provider--A physician, chiropractor, or podiatrist.
(3) 180-day period--The elapse of 180 days after an examination conducted by the carrier's choice of health care provider.
The provisions of this § 69.10 adopted to be effective February 19, 1988, 13 TexReg 617.