Workers' Compensation

National and State-by-State Workers' Comp News Powered by Larson's (3/16/2015)







WCRI Exec. Director: ProPublica/NPR Articles Don’t Prove Failure of WC System.

OWCP Proposes Rule Changes for Longshore Act Electronic Submission of Documents.

CA: Adoption of Drug Formulary in Calif. Would Set Trend for Other States.

CA: WCIRB and CWCI Ambulatory Surgical Center Study Released.

CA: Senate Committee Provides Background on Oversight of SCIF.

CA: Ins. Commissioner, SCIF President Paint a Rosy Picture for Senate Committee.

CA: Federal Judges Rule Juries to Decide if Uber, Lyft Drivers Are Employees.

CA: AB 1170 Would Provide 24-Hour Medical Coverage to Farm Workers.

CA: SB 563 Would Require Transparency of Payment Methodology for UR.

CA: CalChamber Files Brief on Willful Misclassification of Independent Contractors.

CA: Labor Secretary Issues Statement on Underground Economy Enforcement.

CA: Labor Secretary Disputes ProPublica’s Claim That SB 863 Hurt Injured Workers.

CA: LAO Supports Funding of Additional Positions at Cal/OSHA.

CA: WCIRB Classification & Rating, Actuarial Committee Meetings Scheduled.

CO: Pinnacol Assurance Celebrates Centennial.

CO: DWC Revises Rules for Employer Control of Authorized Treating Physicians.

GA: Senate Passes Resolution to Study Police, Firefighter Occupational Hazards.

IL: Trial Attorney Calls for Work Comp Insurance Premium Transparency, Oversight Reform.

KS: Legislation to Change Back to Older Edition of AMA Guides Stalls.

MN: Nurses Seek Legislation to Protect Them Against Patient Attacks.

MN: High Court Reverses WCCA on Work Injury From Fall Down Stairs.

MN: L&I Proposes Criteria for Long-Term Treatment With Opioids.

MO: Dept. of Insurance Reaches $1.25M Settlement With AIG Ins. Companies.

MT: Montana Workers’ Compensation Celebrates Centennial.

MT: AFL-CIO Boycotts Montana’s Workers’ Comp Centennial Celebration.

NV: SB 224 Would Create Standard Definition of Independent Contractor.

NV: NCCI Explains .5% Decrease in Loss Cost Filing.

NH: HB 450 Establishes Criteria for Definition of Independent Contractor.

NY: WCB Posts Revised Newly Authorized Health Care Providers List.

NY: WCB Posts Changes to List of Authorized Health Care Providers.

OR: DCBS Releases Report on 2014 Workplace Deaths.

OR: WCD Revises Form for Insurer’s Request for Additional IME.

OR: WCD Revised Request for Reconsideration Forms.

OR: WCD Posts Revised, Permanent Medical Fee and Payment Rules.

SC: WCC Posts Latest Insurance Compliance, Medical Bills, Claims Statistics.

SD: Tell-Tale Web Page on Employee’s Blackberry Dooms Comp Claim.

TX: DWC Seeks Input for Development of FCE Plan-Based Audit.

TX: DWC Posts Reminder of TX Workers’ Comp Transition to ICD-10 Code Sets.

TX: DWC Posts Safety & Health Update March 2015 Issue.

WA: SB 5513 Passed by Senate, Lowers Age for Work Comp Structured Settlement.

WY: Governor Signs HB 107 First in the Nation Interstate Medical Licensure Compact.

WY: Governor Signs HB 138 to Protect Special Ed Teachers From Student Violence.









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