20 CFR Part 718, Appendix C to Part 718 - Blood-Gas Tables

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Appendix C to Part 718—Blood-Gas Tables
The following tables set forth the values to be applied in determining whether total disability may be established in accordance with §§ 718.204(b)(2)(ii) and 718.305(a), (c). The values contained in the tables are indicative of impairment only. They do not establish a degree of disability except as provided in §§ 718.204(b)(2)(ii) and 718.305(a), (c) of this subchapter, nor do they establish standards for determining normal alveolar gas exchange values for any particular individual. Tests shall not be performed during or soon after an acute respiratory or cardiac illness. A miner who meets the following medical specifications shall be found to be totally disabled, in the absence of rebutting evidence, if the values specified in one of the following tables are met:
(1) For arterial blood-gas studies performed at test sites up to 2,999 feet above sea level:
Arterial PCO2 (mm Hg) Arterial PO2 equal to or less than (mm Hg)
1 Any value.
25 or below 75
26 74
27 73
28 72
29 71
30 70
31 69
32 68
33 67
34 66
35 65
36 64
37 63
38 62
39 61
40-49 60
Above 50 (1)
(2) For arterial blood-gas studies performed at test sites 3,000 to 5,999 feet above sea level:
Arterial PCO2 (mm Hg) Arterial PO2 equal to or less than (mm Hg)
2 Any value.
25 or below 70
26 69
27 68
28 67
29 66
30 65
31 64
32 63
33 62
34 61
35 60
36 59
37 58
38 57
39 56
40-49 55
Above 50 (2)
(3) For arterial blood-gas studies performed at test sites 6,000 feet or more above sea level:
Arterial PCO2 (mm Hg) Arterial PO2 equal to or less than (mm Hg)
3 Any value.
25 or below 65
26 64
27 63
28 62
29 61
30 60
31 59
32 58
33 57
34 56
35 55
36 54
37 53
38 52
39 51
40-49 50
Above 50 (3)
[65 FR 80045, Dec. 20, 2000]

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  • 2013-10-02; vol. 78 # 191 - Wednesday, October 2, 2013
    1. 78 FR 60686 - Regulations Implementing the Byrd Amendments to the Black Lung Benefits Act: Determining Coal Miners' and Survivors' Entitlement to Benefits; Correction
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      DEPARTMENT OF LABOR, Office of Workers' Compensation Programs
      Final rule; correction.
      Effective October 25, 2013.
      20 CFR Parts 718 and 725

Title 20 published on 2012-04-01

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  • 2013-10-02; vol. 78 # 191 - Wednesday, October 2, 2013
    1. 78 FR 60686 - Regulations Implementing the Byrd Amendments to the Black Lung Benefits Act: Determining Coal Miners' and Survivors' Entitlement to Benefits; Correction
      GPO FDSys XML | Text
      DEPARTMENT OF LABOR, Office of Workers' Compensation Programs
      Final rule; correction.
      Effective October 25, 2013.
      20 CFR Parts 718 and 725