The employer may retain a rehabilitation practitioner or provider if it is determined by the treating physician that the employee sustained an injury of sufficient severity that interferes with occupational functioning that involves:
- Severe mangling, crushing, amputation or nerve impairment of a major extremity;
- A traumatic injury to the spinal cord that has caused or may cause paralysis or severe restriction of movement;
- Severe Burns;
- A serious head injury with neurological or neuropsychological involvement; or
- Loss of sight in one or both eyes or loss of hearing in both ears or loss of speech or both.