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    Post: ACOEM & Mold ~ Citizens & Scientists Urge Transparency

    Posted by Sharon Kramer on 11/29/10

    Katy's Exposure 11/29/10

    Citizens, Taxpayers and Concerned Scientists Urge
    Transparency In Workers’ Comp Medical Association
    Guidelines Used To Determine Environmentally Injured
    Worker’s Comp Insurer Benefits & Request Government
    Oversight To Curtail Insurer Cost Shifting Onto Taxpayer
    Funded Disability Programs For Work Related Injuries

    On November 28, 2010, over ninety physicians, scientists,
    injured workers, employers, citizens and taxpayers sent a
    request to the occupational physician trade organization,
    the American College of Occupational and Environmental
    Medicine (ACOEM) to include public comment before
    finalizing their 2010 Revisions (March 2011 AOHC Session #
    2207) to their highly controversial policy over mold
    induced illnesses, established in 2002.

    To assure transparency and scientific accuracy in US health
    policy, fair workers comp insurer claims handling
    practices, and to assure that US health policy guidelines
    established by private sector physician organizations are
    in the US work force and public’s best interest; a Request
    for Oversight of ACOEM’s policy and intended revisions was
    sent to President Obama, Attorney General Holder, HHS
    Secretary Sebelius, the Senate HELP Committee and the
    Congressional Education and Labor Committee. Comments by
    concerned scientists, physicians and the public made be
    read in the “Request for Oversight” link. The letter to
    which the comments and requests for private sector medical
    org transparency and federal government oversight were
    attached, reads as follows:

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