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Governor Approves Suspension of Required Medical Exams During Crisis

Monday, March 30, 2020 | 376 | 0 | 14 min read

In keeping with his declaration of a statewide public health disaster, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has approved a request to suspend required medical exams for injured workers, the latest order of several that have slowed the state workers' compensation system to a crawl. The Division of Workers' Compensation said in a bulletin Friday that the governor had approved its request to relax more standards and requirements. Required medical exams, known as RMEs, until now could be requested by insurers after a designated doctor exam to review medical treatment. The division by law ...

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