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Ill STAT. 2182 PUBLIC LAW 105-100—NOV. 19, 1997 Applicability. regard to whether the officer or employee is assigned to the entity or otherwise treated as an officer or employee of the entity. (c) RESTRICTING PROVIDERS FROM WHOM EMPLOYEES MAY RECEIVE DISABILITY COMPENSATION SERVICES. — (1) IN GENERAL.— Section 2303(a) of the District of Columbia Comprehensive Merit Personnel Act of 1978 (D.C. Code, sec. l -624.3(a)) is amended by striking paragraph (3) and all that follows and inserting the following: "(3) By or on the order of the District of Columbia government medical officers and hospitals, or by or on the order of a physician or managed care organization designated or approved by the Mayor.". (2) SERVICES FURNISHED.— Section 2303 of such Act (D.C. Code, sec. 1 -624.3) is amended by adding at the end the following new subsection: "(c)(1) An employee to whom services, appliances, or supplies are furnished pursuant to subsection (a) shall be provided with such services, appliances, and supplies (including reasonable transportation incident thereto) by a managed care organization or other health care provider designated by the Mayor, in accordance with such rules, regulations, and instructions as the Mayor considers appropriate. "(2) Any expenses incurred as a result of furnishing services, appliances, or supplies which are authorized by the Mayor under paragraph (1) shall be paid from the Employees' Compensation Fund. "(3) Any medical service provided pursuant to this subsection shall be subject to utilization review under section 2323.". (3) REPEAL PENALTY FOR DELAYED PAYMENT OF COMPENSA- TION.—Section 2324 of such Act (D.C. Code, sec. 1 -624.24) is amended by striking subsection (c). (4) DEFINITIONS. —Section 2301 of such Act (D.C. Code, sec. 1-624.1) is amended— (A) in the first sentence of subsection (c), by inserting "and as designated by the Mayor to provide services to injured employees" after "State law"; and (B) by adding at the end the following new subsection: "(r)(l) The term 'managed care organization' means an organization of physicians and allied health professionals organized to and capable of providing systematic and comprehensive medical care and treatment of injured employees which is designated by the Mayor to provide such care and treatment under this title. "(2) The term 'allied health professional' means a medical care provider (including a nurse, physical therapist, laboratory technician. X-ray technician, social worker, or other provider who provides such care within the scope of practice under applicable law) who is employed by or affiliated with a managed care organization.". (5) EFFECTIVE DATE.— The amendments made by this subsection shall apply with respect to services, supplies, or appliances furnished under title XXIII of the District of Columbia Merit Personnel Act of 1978 on or after the date of the enactment of this Act. (d) MODIFICATION OF REDUCTION IN FORCE PROCEDURES.— The District of Columbia Government Comprehensive Merit Personnel Act of 1978 (D.C. Code, sec. 1 -601.1 et seq.), as amended by section 140(b) of the District of Columbia Appropriations Act, 1997 (Public