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Notification to principal investigators of current WTC Medical Monitoring and Treatment program regarding enrollment

Recently, the WTC Health Program Administrator, Dr. John Howard, sent letters to the principal investigators of the current WTC Medical Monitoring and Treatment programs regarding the enrollment and eligibility criteria as outlined in the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act (the Act). In these letters is an explanation of the Act and what steps need to be taken for responders and survivors to be enrolled in the WTC Health Program.

The letters highlight the specific sections of the Act that reference the enrollment and eligibility criteria, which are as follows:

SEC. 3311. IDENTIFICATION OF WTC RESPONDERS AND PROVISION OF WTC-RELATED MONITORING SERVICES. Section 3311(a)(5) DISQUALIFICATION OF INDIVIDUALS ON TERRORIST WATCH LIST.—No individual who is on the terrorist watch list maintained by the Department of Homeland Security shall qualify as an eligible WTC responder. Before enrolling any individual as a WTC responder in the WTC Program under paragraph (3), the Administrator, in consultation with the Secretary of Homeland Security, shall determine whether the individual is on such list.

SEC. 3321. IDENTIFICATION AND INITIAL HEALTH EVALUATION OF SCREENING-ELIGIBLE AND CERTIFIED-ELIGIBLE WTC SURVIVORS.

Section 3321(a)(4) DISQUALIFICATION OF INDIVIDUALS ON TERRORIST WATCH LIST.—No individual who is on the terrorist watch list maintained by the Department of Homeland Security shall qualify as a screening-eligible WTC survivor or a certified-eligible WTC survivor. Before determining any individual to be a screening-eligible WTC survivor under paragraph (1) or certifying any individual as a certified eligible WTC survivor under paragraph (2), the Administrator, in consultation with the Secretary of Homeland Security, shall determine whether the individual is on such list.


 
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