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Workers' Compensation

National and State-by-State Workers' Comp News Powered by Larson's (10/6/2014)

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US Sup Ct to Decide Whether to Hear Seaman Case Under Jones Act.

$3.5B Financial Tie Exists Between Medical Device Makers, Physicians/Hospitals.

NIOSH Examines Whether Predictive Analytics Can Prevent Workplace Injuries.

Advanced Analytics Present Challenges for Development, Deployment.

Medical Marijuana Series Looks at Workers Comp Implications.

AZ: IC’s 2014 Legislative Stakeholders Meeting Scheduled for Nov. 13.

CA: Governor Signs SB 1299 Hospital Workplace Violence Bill.

CA: Governor Signs AB 1634 OSHA Violations Bill.

CA: Governor Vetoes AB 2052 Presumptions Bill.

CA: Governor Vetoes AB 2378 Leave of Absence/Temporary Disability Bill.

CA: Governor Vetoes AB 2616 MRSA Presumption Bill.

CA: Governor Vetoes SB 1443 Political Gift Limits Bill.

CA: LA Times Reports Safety Officer Injury Program Invites Abuse, Fraud.

CA: DWC Rules Delay ICD-10 Implementation Until Oct. 1, 2015.

CO: High Court Hears Oral Argument in Coats Medical Marijuana Case.

CO: DWC Proposes Changes to Thoracic Outlet Syndrome Treatment Guidelines.

CT: NCCI Explains 0.6 Percent Decrease in Loss Cost Filing.

CT: WCC Posts Latest Maximum/Minimum Benefit Rate Changes.

DC: CFO Testifies as to Legality of Requested Transfers From Workers Comp Funds.

DC: NCCI Explains 6.8 Percent Increase in Loss Cost Filing.

FL: NCCI Explains 3.3 Percent Decrease in Loss Cost Filing.

FL: DWC Posts June 2014 Special Disability Trust Fund Report.

FL: DWC to Hold Rule Development Workshop Re Stop-Work Orders.

FL: Federal Agents Raid Two Tampa Businesses That Specialize in Work Comp Claims.

GA: Prices Fell for Physician-Dispensed Drugs, But Still Higher Than Pharmacies.

GA: Physicians Barred in Other States Get Licenses in Georgia.

HI: NCCI Explains 3.2 Percent Increase in Loss Cost Filing.

LA: Governor Signs Several Employment Law Bills That Impact Businesses.

ME: MEMIC Announces $18M Dividend for Maine Policyholders.

MD: NCCI Explains 2.7 Percent Decrease in Loss Cost Filing.

MI: WCA Posts New Travel Rates Effective 10/1/2014.

MN: MWCIA Explains 2.5 Percent Rate Decrease.

MN: Minneapolis Firefighter Injuries Almost Double in Two Years’ Time.

NE: WCC Updates Maximum/Minimum Benefit Rates.

NJ: LWD Posts New Maximum/Minimum Rate Benefits for 2015.

NC: IC Posts New Procedure for Contempt.

OR: SAIF Interim CEO to Retire.

OR: WCD Proposes Rule Changes Re Self-Insurer Reporting Requirements.

PA: Governor Signs SB 1164 to Help Prevent Heroin, Opioid Overdoses.

SC: Business Groups Decry Gubernatorial Candidate, State Senator for WC Ties.

SC: Lawyers for Both Sides Point Out Fairness in Current Workers Comp System.

TX: DWC Posts Discount Rate, Interest Rate for 10/1/2014-12/31/2014.

TX: DWC Posts New Presiding Officer’s Directive to Order a Designated Doctor Exam.

TX: DWC Invites Input on Medical Quality Review Annual Audit Plan.

TX: DWC Posts 2014 Workers’ Comp Network Report Card Results.

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