U.S. Department of Labor
Office of Workers' Compensation Programs
Request for Examination and/or
OMB No. 1240-0029
Part A - Authorization
1. This Authorization is for examination
and/or treatment under the
Act marked below:
Instructions to Employer.
This page of the form must be completed in full, and
authorizes a physician of the
employee's choice
(*See item below) to
examine and/or treat an employee, covered by the Federal Workers'
Compensation Act marked in the box at right, for accidental injury, illness or
disease arising out of and in the course or employment.
Mark either box A or B in item 7. The original and two copies of this form are
to be given to the physician. The physician is to complete the medical report
and the initial bill on the reverse, sending within ten days the original of the
report to the Office of Workers' Compensation Programs and copies to the
insurance company or employer named in item 13. Subsequent and regular
follow-up reports should be submitted by the physician on Form LS-204
and/or in narrative reports,
whenever requested.
Longshore and Harbor
Workers' Compensation Act
Defense Base Act
Nonappropriated Fund
Instrumentalities Act
An employee may not select a physician who is currently not authorized by the
Department of Labor to provide medical care under the Act.
Outer Continental Shelf
Lands Act
2. Name and address of physician or medical facility authorized to provide medical service
* (The term ''physician'' includes doctors of medicine (MD), surgeons, podiatrists, dentists, clinical psychologists, optometrists, osteopathic
practitioners, and chiropractors. Payment for chiropractic services is limited to charges for physical examinations, related laboratory tests, x-rays to
diagnose a subluxation of the spine, and treatment consisting of manipulation of the spine to correct a subluxation demonstrated by x-ray. See 20
CFR 702.404)
3. Employee's Name
4. Date of Injury (mm/dd/yyyy)
5. Occupation
6. How accident or illness occurred
7. You are authorized to provide medical services to the employee as follows:
If you believe the condition is related to the injury or the employee's occupation, furnish office and/or hospital treatment as
necessary for the effects of this injury.
If you are in doubt as to whether the condition(s) found on examination is related to the injury, you are authorized to examine
the employee, using indicated non-surgical diagnostic studies, and should promptly advise those listed in item 13 whether you
believe the disability is due to the alleged injury. Pending further advice you may provide necessary conservative treatment.
You are requested to submit a written report of first treatment within 10 days to the Office of Workers' Compensation
Programs. See item 12 below (See back of this form for Instructions as to medical report and the submission of your charges).
8. Signature and title of authorizing official (Sign all copies)
9. Name and address of employer
10. Telephone (Area code and local number)
11. Date authorized (mm/dd/yyyy)
12. Send one copy of your report to:
13. Name and address of insurance carrier or self-insured
employer to whom bill and copy of report are to be sent
U.S. Department of Labor
Office of Workers' Compensation Programs
Public Burden Statement
Form LS-1
Rev. Nov 2017
According to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, no persons are required to respond to a collection of information unless such collection displays a
valid OMB control number. Public reporting burden for this collection of information is estimated to average 10 minutes per response for the employer
and 55 minutes per response for the employee, including time for reviewing instructions, searching existing data sources, gathering and maintaining the
data needed, and completing and reviewing the collection of information. Use of this form is optional, however furnishing the information is required in
order to obtain and/or retain benefits (20CFR 702.419). Send comments regarding the burden estimate or any other aspect of this collection of
information, including suggestions for reducing this burden, to the U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Avenue, N.W., Room C-4319,
Washington, D.C. 20210, and reference the OMB Control Number.
Division of Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation
400 West Bay Street, Suite 63A, Box 28
Jacksonville, FL 32202
or Upload directly to the case file at: https://seaportal.dol-esa.gov
Part B - Attending Physician's Report of Injury and Treatment
Instructions To Physician: This initial report should be completed and submitted within 10 days. Mail the original to the Office of
Workers' Compensation Programs (see Item 12 for address), and a copy to the company listed In Item 13 with charges for your
services on a standard billing form. Subsequent reports should be made regularly on form LS-204 and/or in narrative form while
the employee is in your care. Please read item 7 on the front of this form.
14. What history of injury or disease did employee give you?
15. Is there any history or evidence of pre-existing injury, disease, or physical impairment?
Yes - Please describe
17. What is your diagnosis?16. What are your findings (include results of x-rays, laboratory tests, etc.)?
18. Do you believe the condition found was caused or aggravated by the employment activity described?
(Please explain your
answer if there is doubt.)
20. Is additional hospitalization required?
27. Date of discharge from treatment
26. Date(s) of treatment
25. Date of first examination
(if termination date unknown - so indicate)
29. Date employee able to resume work
28. Period of disability
Total disability:
To light work
Partial disability:
To regular work
30. If employee is able to resume work, has he/she been advised?
Furnish date advised (mm/dd/yyyy)Yes -
31. If employee is able to resume only light work, indicate physical limitations and the type of work which can reasonably be
performed with these limitations.
32. Remarks and recommendation for future care, if indicated.
Yes - State specialty
33. Do you specialize?
34. Signature and typed name of physician
35. Address and phone number
19a. Did injury require hospitalization?
- Complete b, c, d
b. Name of hospital
c. Date admitted (mm/dd/yyyy)
d. Date discharged
21. Surgery (If any, describe type)
22. Date surgery performed (mm/dd/yyyy)
23. What type of treatment did you provide other than hospitalization or surgery? 24. What permanent effects of the injury, if any,
do you anticipate?
36. Physician's Federal Tax ID number
37. Date of this report
Rev. Nov 2017
Form LS-1
Page 2
The Privacy Act of 1974 as amended (5 U.S.C. 552a), section 901 of Title 33 to the US Code and 33 U.S.C. 907 (b) authorize collection of this information.
The purpose of this information is to determine an injured worker’s entitlement to benefits under the Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation Act
(LHWCA). Completion of this form is not mandatory; however, failure to provide the information may result in the loss of benefits. Additional disclosures may
be to: (1) employer which employed the claimant at time of injury, or to insurance carrier which secured the employer’s compensation liability. (2) medical
service providers for use in providing treatment, making evaluations and for purposes relating to the medical management. (3) Department of Labor’s Office
of Administrative Law Judges (OALJ), or other person, board or organization, which is authorized or required to render decisions with respect to the claim. (4)
Federal, state and local agencies for law enforcement purposes, to obtain information relevant to a decision under the LHWCA to determine whether benefits
are being and have been paid properly, and where appropriate, to pursue salary/administrative offset and debt collection actions required or permitted by law.
(5) Failure to disclose all requested information may delay the processing of the claim, the payment of benefits, or may result in an unfavorable decision or
reduced level of benefits.
Privacy Act