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October 1st, 2019 - Wyn Staheli, Director of Research
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When federal employees sustain work-related injuries, it does not go through state workers compensation insurance. You must be an enrolled provider to provide services or supplies. The following are some recommended links for additional information about this program.

For doctors of chiropractic, see also the the following links provide additional information for your specialty:

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