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UNITED STATES EMPLOYEES'
COMPENSATION COMMISSION

REGULATIONS

CONCERNING

DUTIES OF EMPLOYEES, OFFICIAL SUPERIORS,

MEDICAL OFFICERS, AND OTHERS

UNDER

FEDERAL COMPENSATION ACT OF SEPTEMBER 7, 1916

COMMISSIONERS

MRS. FRANCES C. AXTELL, CHAIRMAN
JNO. J. KEEGAN

R. M. LITTLE

WASHINGTON
GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE

DOCUMENTS

DEPT.

(.

CONTENTS.

Page.

Benefits Provided by the Compensation Act.

7-9

Duties of Employees...

11-18

1. First-aid treatment..

11

2. Medical and hospital service without cost to employee by "designated”

physicians and hospitals...

3. Medical and hospital service not paid for, if employee refuses to accept

what is provided...

11

4. Medical and hospital service without cost where no physician or hos-

pital has been designated....

5. Transportation to secure medical or hospital service.

12

6. Notice of injury.....

12, 13

7. Claim for compensation on account of injury.

13

8. Waiver of affidavit when necessary.

13, 14

9. Waiver of claim......

14

10. Penalty for false statement in claim.

14

11. Claim for payment for medical or hospital service..

14

12. Semimonthly claims for continuance of compensation

13. Medical certificates....

15

14. Medical examinations ...

15

15. Refusal or obstruction of medical examination.

15

16. Refusal to submit to hospital rules..

15

17. Partial disability-failure to return to work or to seek work when able

will end compensation...

15, 16

18. Partial disability-certificate of inability to secure employment.. 16

19. Partial disability-affidavits as to earnings in case of..

16

20. Lump-sum compensation...

16

21. Willful misconduct or intention to bring about injury, a bar to com-

pensation.......

16

22. Intoxication, when the proximate cause of injury, a bar to compensa-

tion....

16, 17

23. Refusal of medical or surgical treatment.

17

24. Claims for damages against third parties liable on account of personal

injuries to employees..

17, 18

25. Payments by mistake.

18

Duties of Oficial Superiors.

19-26

26. Definition of official superior.

19

27. First aid treatment......

19

28. Medical and hospital service to which injured employee is entitled... 19

29. Medical and hospital service-injured employee to be informed of his

rights....

19, 20

30. Medical and hospital services requests authorizing treatment of in-

jured employees...

20

31. Requests for medical or hospital service when official superior has

doubt as to employee's right to treatment.

20

32. Record of injury....

20

33. Reports of injuries...

20, 21

34. Partial disability-injured employee should be given or secured work

when able, if practicable.....

21, 22

3

Duties of Official Superiors—Continued.

Page.

35. Injured employee's ability to resume work—examination in case of

disagreements...

22

36. Report of termination of disability...

22

37. Permanent partial disability—the injured employee to be informed of

his rights...

22

38. Report of death....

22

39. Claim blanks to be furnished.

40. Waiver of claims..

23

41. Certificates of official superiors....

23

42. Claims-officials should see that claim forms are completely and cor-

rectly filled out.

23, 24

43. Claims to be forwarded promptly.

24

44. Claims on account of death..

24, 25

45. Burial expenses.

25

46. Notice of action on claims..

25

47. Notice to employees of their rights and duties..

26

48. Insane injured employees to be transferred to hospital for insane... 26

49. Preparation of reports and claims..

26

50. Mailing of reports and claims..

26

51. Requests for forms...

26

Instructions Governing Medical, Surgical, and Hospital Services. 27-38

52. Medical and hospital service to which injured employee is entitled... 27

53. Medical and hospital service available....

27

54. First-aid treatment by United States medical officers .

27

55. First-aid treatment in emergency.....

28

56. Bills for emergency first-aid treatment by private physicians..

28

57. Ambulance service...,

28

58. First-aid dispensary treatment should be by medical officer or trained

assistant..

28

59. Records of injuries....

60. Medical treatment without written request.

28

61. Requests for medical treatment..

28, 29

62. Car fare to secure medical and hospital service.

29

63. Medical treatment will be given at dispensaries and hospitals wherever

practicable.

29

64. Dispensary service..

29

65. Hospital service in emergency.

66. Hospital service-approval of medical officer.....

30

67. Examinations and records preceding hospital treatment.

30

68. Requests for medical or hospital service when official superior has

doubt as to employee's right to treatment......

30

69. Hospital treatment pending determination of injured employee's right

to treatment.

30,31

70. Explanation of refusal of treatment to be made to employee...

31

71. Medical or hospital treatment when medical officer has doubt of em-

ployee's right to treatment..

31.

72. Orders for medical treatment in "designated” hospitals.

31

73. Bills of “designated” hospitals......

74. Orders for medical treatment in hospitals to be submitted to Compensa-

tion Commission with bills..

32

75. Clinical records to be kept.

32

33,3

,34

Instructions Governing Medical, Surgical, and Hospital Services—Con. Page. 78. Treatment by osteopaths, chiropractors, etc..

33 79. Burial expenses..

33 80. Medical and hospital service not paid for if employee refuses to accept what is provided...

.33 81. Refusal of medical or surgical treatment. 82. Refusal to submit to hospital rules...

34 ..83. Medical supervision of injured employees treated by private physicians. 84. Refusal or obstruction of medical examination....

34 85. Statement of medical officer to be made in connection with claim.... 34, 35 86. Medical referee to be employed in case of disagreement.

35 87. Medical referee's examination-official superior and injured employee may be represented by physicians..

35 88. Medical referee's examination must be thoroughly impartial procedure. 35, 36 89. Disabilities not related to the injury, but prolonging treatment, to be immediately reported to Commission...

36 90. Injured employee able to do light or modified work.

36 91. Hospital treatment in general ward to be furnished..

36 92. Hospital treatment in private room-conditions under which furnished. 36 PROCEDURE WHERE THERE ARE NO UNITED STATES OR

" DESIGNATED PHYSICIANS OR HOSPITALS..

36-38 93. Injured employee to select physician in case no United States or designated” physician or hospital is available....

36, 37 94. Physicians' bills to be forwarded to Commission, and not paid by injured employee...

37 95. Injured employee to select hospital, if necessary, where no United States or “designated” hospital is available.

37 96. Hospital bills to be forwarded to the Commission, and not paid by employee..

37 97. Transportation to be furnished upon authorization of Commission

when necessary to secure adequate hospital treatment.... 37, 38 98. Medical examination of injured employee to determine whether disability is due to injury......

38 99. Insane injured employees to be transferred to hospital for insane... 38 Duties of Beneficiaries of Deceased Employees..

39-43 100. Claims for compensation.....

39 101. Penalty for false statement in claim..

40 102. Lump-sum awards

40 103. Burial expenses...

40 104. Embalming and transportation of bodies of deceased employees.

40 105. Claims for continuance of compensation...

41 106. Termination of right to compensation....

41 107. Penalty for accepting compensation after marriage..

42 108. Change in the compensation payable to beneficiaries.

42 109. Claims for damages against third parties liable on account of death of employees..

42, 43 110. Payments by mistake....

43 Rulings of the Compensation Commission..

45, 46 Definition of term “while in the performance of his duty”,

45 Hernia....

45, 46 Aggravation of preexisting physical defects.

46 Sunstroke, heat prostration, frostbite, and lightning

46 Forms used in reporting injuries and making claims.

47-50 Text of the Compensation Act..

51-61 Index to Regulations....

62–64

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