H.R. 4979 (103rd): To require the administrative agency responsible for adjudicating claims under the workers’ compensation provisions of title 5, ...

...United States Code, to select board certified physicians to provide second opinions.

103rd Congress, 1993–1994. Text as of Aug 17, 1994 (Introduced).

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HR 4979 IH

103d CONGRESS

2d Session

H. R. 4979

To require the administrative agency responsible for adjudicating claims under the workers’ compensation provisions of title 5, United States Code, to select board certified physicians to provide second 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 select board certified physicians to provide second opinions.

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

SECTION 1. PHYSICIANS PROVIDING SECOND 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 only select physicians who have been certified by a board of medical specialties to provide second opinions in connection with such claims.