National and State-by-State Workers' Comp News Powered by Larson's (8/4/2014)

National and State-by-State Workers' Comp News Powered by Larson's (8/4/2014)

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U.S. House Passes Bill to Help Boatyards Save on Workers Comp Insurance.

NIOSH Provides Free Online Emergency Responder Health Monitoring, Surveillance Training.

Sixth Circuit Clarifies MSP Cause of Action Against Non-Group Health Plan.

IronHealth Develops MSA Liability Insurance Policy.

U.S. Senate Introduces Medicare Set-Aside Bill.

CA: DWC Posts Ambulance Fee Schedule Changes.

CA: DWC Post IMR Process Update.

CA: WCJ Madsen’s Move to Eureka Now Permanent.

CA: WCIRB Posts Agenda for Aug. 5 Actuarial Committee Meeting.

CA: WCIRB Posts Report Highlighting Medical Cost Trends.

CA: Federal Law No Bar to Enforcing Calif. Labor Laws Against Interstate Motor Carrier.

CA: Senate Committee to Hold Hearing on AB 1897 Contractor Liability.

CA: Sen. Leland Yee Pleads Not Guilty to Racketeering Charge.

IL: Governor Touts 5.5 Percent Drop in Workers’ Comp Rates.

IL: High Court to Hear Appeal by State Treasurer in Injured Workers Benefit Fund Case.

MD: WCC Develops Online Reporting Tool for Prescription Drugs Cost Survey.

MO: With No PDMP, State Targeted by Out-of-State Drug Users.

NJ: Court Overturns Award to Claimant With PTSD Post 9/11.

NJ: High Court Denies WC Survivor Benefits in DVT Case.

NY: WCB Proposes New Workers’ Comp Medical Fee Schedule.

NC: Court Rules Workers Injured After Employer Lunch Not Entitled to Comp.

OH: BWC Completes Asset Liability Study.

OK: Five Former WCC Employees File Lawsuit for Wrongful Termination.

OK: WCC Hires Public Information Officer, Communication Consultant.

OK: Asst. AG No Longer at Job After Providing Bad Advice on Open Meetings Act.

OR: DCBS Posts 2Q Fatality Report.

SC: Amy Bracy Selected as Judicial Director at WCC.

SD: NCCI Explains 8.3 Percent Decrease in 7-1-2014 Loss Cost Filing.

TX: Governor Appoints Ryan Brannan as DWC Commissioner.

TX: DWC Posts Informal Rules to Clarify Medical EDI Data Reporting Requirements.

TX: TDI Posts NCCI Statistical Plan Rule Order and Bulletin.

WI: High Court Significantly Limits Collective Bargaining Rights for Public Employees.

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