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Text of To require the administrative agency responsible for adjudicating claims under the workers’ compensation provisions of title 5, United States Code, ...

...United States Code, to follow certain procedures in seeking medical opinions.

This bill was introduced on August 17, 1994, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted. The text of the bill below is as of Aug 17, 1994 (Introduced).

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HR 4978 IH

103d CONGRESS

2d Session

H. R. 4978

To require the administrative agency responsible for adjudicating claims under the workers’ compensation provisions of title 5, United States Code, to follow certain procedures in seeking medical opinions.

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

August 17, 1994

Mr. KREIDLER (for himself, Mr. MURPHY, Mr. FRANK of Massachusetts, Mr. BARLOW, Mr. MARTINEZ, Mr. OBERSTAR, Mr. JACOBS, Mrs. UNSOELD, Ms. EDDIE BERNICE JOHNSON of Texas, Mr. TORRES, Mr. VENTO, Mr. WYDEN, Mr. SYNAR, and Mr. JOHNSTON of Florida) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Education and Labor


A BILL

To require the administrative agency responsible for adjudicating claims under the workers’ compensation provisions of title 5, United States Code, to follow certain procedures in seeking medical opinions.

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. MEDICAL OPINIONS.

    The administrative agency to which the Secretary of Labor has delegated the authority to adjudicate claims made under the workers’ compensation provisions of title 5, United States Code, shall in seeking a second medical opinion in such a claim select physicians on an impartial basis.