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'Significant' Changes Made to Designated Doctor Proposal

By J. Todd Foster (Reporter)

Friday, November 3, 2017 | 1199 | 0 | 267 min read

Designated doctors could examine up to five injured workers a day, instead of just one as allowed now, under a second informal working draft of amendments to rules proposed by the Texas Division of Workers’ Compensation. Emily McCoy The informal draft proposes two lists of designated doctors (DDs) for each county — one that would allow chiropractors to examine claimants with injuries to the hands, upper extremities, lower extremities, spine and torso, and the feet. The other list would include licensed medical doctors or doctors of osteopathy who would be used t...

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