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Last week we discussed the relation of the medical examiner to the agent and referred to the fact that many other points remained which it would perhaps be interesting and profitable to take up later.
The relation of the examiner to the home office should be as direct and intimate as possible; the reports should go direct to the home office without passing through the hands of the agent, and any correspondence in reference to cases should be addressed directly to the examiner. Should he be negligent in his duties in any way, the proper remedy lies not in any means of coercion by the agent or the general agent, but in complaint to the medical director, who alone has power of discipline in his department. In a word, it can not be too strongly emphasized that in a properly conducted company the examiner is an officer of the medical
THE RELATION OF THE MEDICAL EXAMINER TO THE MEDICAL DIRECTOR.. JAMA. 1906;XLVII(10):780-781. doi:10.1001/jama.1906.02520100052006