S 47

112th CONGRESS
1st Session

S. 47

To amend chapter 81 of title 5, United States Code, to authorize the use of clinical social workers to conduct evaluations to determine work-related emotional and mental illnesses.

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

January 25 (legislative day, January 5), 2011

Mr. INOUYE introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs


A BILL

To amend chapter 81 of title 5, United States Code, to authorize the use of clinical social workers to conduct evaluations to determine work-related emotional and mental illnesses.

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

    This Act may be cited as the `Clinical Social Workers' Recognition Act of 2011'.

SEC. 2. EXAMINATIONS BY CLINICAL SOCIAL WORKERS FOR FEDERAL WORKER COMPENSATION CLAIMS.

    Section 8101 of title 5, United States Code, is amended--

      (1) in paragraph (2), by striking `and osteopathic practitioners' and inserting `osteopathic practitioners, and clinical social workers'; and

      (2) in paragraph (3), by striking `osteopathic practitioners' and inserting `osteopathic practitioners, clinical social workers,'.

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