Macon Occupational Medicine was selected Monday by the Macon City Council’s Appropriations Committee as the city’s new medical dispensary.
The full council is expected to vote on the measure tonight.
Councilwoman Lauren Benedict earlier raised concerns that the way the ordinance was written conflicted with state laws regarding workers’ rights. City Attorney Pope Langstaff and the city’s workers’ compensation lawyer added provisions to ensure workers were aware of their right to choose a medical provider from a panel of local options. Langstaff said he conferred with Human Resources Director Ben Hubbard about doing more to educate city workers about their right to choose a provider.
Macon Occupational also agreed to provide signed consent forms from every city worker who receives its services to prove the employees were offered their legal right to choose.