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Laws and Regulations

CDC's regulatory authority over panel physician sites, codes, and revisions to laws and regulations.

Medical Waivers

Information about when medical waivers can be issued.

Diseases and Vaccines Included

General list of communicable diseases of public health significance and vaccine-preventable diseases.

K3 / K4 Processing and Requirements for Panel Physicians

This is a cable from Secretary of State discussing establishing and monitoring a Panel Physician program. It may contain helpful information on becoming a Panel Physician.

Panel Physicians and Monitoring Medical Examinations for Immigrant visas [PDF - 18 pages]

The following information from the U.S. Department of State is targeted towards consulates but has some information on becoming a Panel Physician. This is a downloadable PDF.

Medical Examination of Aliens & Revisions to Medical Screening Process [PDF - 2 pages]

The CDC, within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), published an Interim Final Rule in the Federal Register on October 6, 2008 (73 FR 58047), updating regulations that govern medical examinations that aliens must undergo before they may be admitted to the United States. This document corrects an omission contained in the rule. This is a downloadable PDF.

 
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