MEDICAL TREATMENT shall mean the management and care of a patient to combat a disease or disorder. An injury or illness is an abnormal condition or disorder. Injuries include cases such as, but not limited to, a cut, fracture, sprain, or amputation. Illnesses include both acute and chronic illnesses, such as, but not limited to, a skin disease, respiratory disorder, or poisoning. “Medical treatment” includes situations where a physician or other licensed health care professional recommends medical treatment but the employee does not follow the recommendation. “Medical treatment” does not include first aid treatment, as defined herein, visits to a physician or other licensed health care professional solely for observation or counseling, or the conduct of diagnostic procedures such as x-rays and blood tests, including the administration of prescription medications used solely for diagnostic purposes.
Source: Oil and Gas Conservation Commission, Practice and Procedure, Code of Colorado Regulations, 2 CCR 404-1, February 2013. Regulations