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H.R.2465 - Federal Workers' Compensation Modernization and Improvement Act
To amend the Federal Employees' Compensation Act.
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|Engrossed in House||1,699||7||11%|
|Referred in Senate||1,701||5 Show Changes Hide Changes||2%|
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SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.
SEC. 2. PHYSICIAN ASSISTANTS AND ADVANCED PRACTICE NURSES.
(2) by inserting before the semicolon, the following: ‘, and medical services may include treatment by a physician assistant or advanced practice nurse, such as a nurse practitioner, within the scope of their practice as defined by State law, consistent with regulations prescribed by the Secretary of Labor)’.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
‘(b) Medical services furnished or prescribed pursuant to subsection (a) may include treatment by a physician assistant or advanced practice nurse, such as a nurse practitioner, within the scope of their practice as defined by State law, consistent with regulations prescribed by the Secretary of Labor.’.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
(c) Certification of Traumatic Injury-
SEC. 3. COVERING TERRORISM INJURIES.
SEC. 4. DISFIGUREMENT.
‘(B) Notwithstanding subparagraph (A), for an injury occurring during the 3-year period prior to the date of enactment of the Federal Workers’ Compensation Modernization and Improvement Act for which the Secretary of Labor has not made a compensation determination on disfigurement under subparagraph (A), or for an injury occurring on or after the date of enactment of such Act resulting in a serious disfigurement of the face, head, or neck, proper and equitable compensation in proportion to the severity of the disfigurement, not to exceed $50,000, as determined by the Secretary, shall be awarded in addition to any other compensation payable under this schedule. The applicable maximum compensation for disfigurement provided under this subparagraph shall be adjusted annually on March 1 in accordance with the percentage amount determined by the cost of living adjustment in section 8146a.’.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
SEC. 5. SOCIAL SECURITY EARNINGS INFORMATION.
‘(e) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the Secretary of Labor may require, as a condition of receiving any benefits under this subchapter, that a claimant for such benefits consent to the release by the Social Security Administration of the Social Security earnings information of such claimant.’.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
SEC. 6. CONTINUATION OF PAY IN A ZONE OF ARMED CONFLICT.
‘(1) IN GENERAL- Notwithstanding subsection (a), the United States shall authorize the continuation of pay of an employee as defined in section 8101(1) of this title (other than those referred to in subparagraph (B) or (E)), who has filed a claim for a period of wage loss due to traumatic injury in performance of duty in a zone of armed conflict (as so determined by the Secretary of Labor under paragraph (3)), as long as the employee files a claim for such wage loss benefit with his immediate superior not later than 45 days following termination of assignment to the zone of armed conflict or return to the United States, whichever occurs later.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
‘(2) CONTINUATION OF PAY- Notwithstanding subsection (b), continuation of pay under this subsection shall be furnished for a period not to exceed 135 days without any break in time or waiting period, unless controverted under regulations prescribed by the Secretary of Labor.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
‘(3) DETERMINATION OF ZONES OF ARMED CONFLICT- For purposes of this subsection, the Secretary of Labor, in consultation with the Secretary of State and the Secretary of Defense, shall determine whether a foreign country or other foreign geographic area outside of the United States (as that term is defined in section 202(7) of the State Department Basic Authorities Act of 1956 (
)) is a zone of armed conflict based on whether--CommentsClose CommentsPermalink 22 U.S.C. 4302(7)
‘(B) the incidence of civil insurrection, civil war, terrorism, or wartime conditions threatens physical harm or imminent danger to the health or well-being of United States civilian employees in the country or area;CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
SEC. 7. SUBROGATION OF CONTINUATION OF PAY.
SEC. 8. FUNERAL EXPENSES.
‘(b) Notwithstanding subsection (a), for deaths occurring on or after the date of enactment of the Federal Workers’ Compensation Modernization and Improvement Act, if death results from an injury sustained in the performance of duty, the United States shall pay, to the personal representative of the deceased or otherwise, funeral and burial expenses not to exceed $6,000, in the discretion of the Secretary of Labor. The applicable maximum compensation for burial expenses provided under this subsection shall be adjusted annually on March 1 in accordance with the percentage amount determined by the cost of living adjustment in section 8146a.’.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
SEC. 9. EMPLOYEES’ COMPENSATION FUND.
(A) in the first sentence, by inserting before the period ‘and an estimate of a pro-rata share of the amount of funds necessary to administer this subchapter for the fiscal year beginning in the next calendar year’; andCommentsClose CommentsPermalink
(B) in the second sentence, by striking ‘costs’ and inserting ‘amount set out in the statement of costs and administrative expenses furnished pursuant to this subsection’.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
SEC. 10. CONFORMING AMENDMENT.
SEC. 11. EFFECTIVE DATE.
SEC. 12. PAYGO COMPLIANCE.
The budgetary effects of this Act, for the purpose of complying with the Statutory Pay-As-You-Go Act of 2010, shall be determined by reference to the latest statement titled ‘Budgetary Effects of PAYGO Legislation’ for this Act, submitted for printing in the Congressional Record by the Chairman of the House Budget Committee,CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
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