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The U.S. Department of Labor, Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs (OWCP) has published a Request for Information seeking public input on updating the standards for administering and interpreting medical testing done in connection with claims for benefits under the Black Lung Benefits Act. In particular, OWCP is seeking information from medical professionals, medical associations, black lung clinics, employers, miners, insurance carriers, trade associations, and any other interested parties. Written comments are due by January 27th, 2020. Information on how to submit written comments is available in the RFI published in the Federal Register here.

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