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Workers' Compensation

National and State-by-State Workers' Comp News Powered by Larson's (4/20/2015)







US Senate Approves Sweeping Changes to How Medicare Pays Doctors.

EEOC Proposes Rule on Application of ADA to Workplace Wellness Programs.

WCRI Releases Nat’l Inventory of Cost Containment Initiatives Adopted in 51 Jurisdictions.

NIOSH Finds Police Officers, Firefighters Have Largest Workplace Suicide Rate.

OSHA Seeks Public Input on Better Protections for Communication Tower Workers.

OSHA Renews Alliance to Reduce, Prevent Worker Exposure to Chemical Hazards.

Univ. of Calif. Study Ranks 50 States for Laws Supporting Undocumented Workers.

AZ: Governor Signs Bill for PTSD in Public Safety Study Group.

AR: Ins. Commissioner Announces 2.1% Loss Cost Decrease for Voluntary Market.

CA: Governor Appoints Destie Overpeck Administrative Director of DWC.

CA: DIR Launches Website for RTWSP Applications.

CA: DWC Announces SB 863 RTW Program.

CA: OAL Approves WCIS Medical Billing Reporting Regulations.

CA: Calif. Ranks #1 in Nation for Laws Supporting Undocumented Workers.

FL: DWC Adopts Amended Rules on Penalty Calculations.

ID: Governor Line Item Vetoes $3M Transfer From Industrial Administration Fund.

ID: Governor Signs Workers Comp Bill to Permanently Reduce Premium Tax Rates.

IL: Governor Provides Details on Workers Comp Reform Proposals.

IL: Illinois Ranks #2 in Nation for Laws Supporting Undocumented Workers.

IA: Senate Confirms Cortese as Workers Comp Commissioner.

IA: Governor Signs HF 259 to Exclude More Business Persons From Workers Comp.

MD: Governor Signs HB 358 to Require 45 Days’ Notice of WC Policy Cancellation.

MD: Governor Signs SB 465 to Make Chesapeake Join a Rating Organization.

MA: DIA Health Care Services Board Treatment Guideline Meeting Set for April 21.

MI: Mark Long Appointed Workers’ Compensation Agency Director.

MT: University Student Gets Workers Comp for Exposure to Hantavirus.

NE: WCC Public Information Manager Su Davis to Retire After 21 Years of Service.

NE: WCC Implements 10-Year Limit on Decisions & Orders Database Search.

NE: WCC to Implement Electronic Filing Project This Summer.

NY: A3250 Would Prevent Workplace Bullying.

NY: WCB Provides Guidance on Payor Compliance Project.

OH: Ohio Ranks as Worst State for Laws Supporting Undocumented Workers.

OK: Governor Signs SB 262 Young Worker Safety Measure.

OR: WCD Corrects Bulletin on Hospital Fee Schedule, Adjusted Cost-to-Charge Ratios.

RI: Two Ex-Workers Comp Court Judges Make Top 25 List of Pensioners in State.

SC: Court Signals Uber Business Model Probably OK in Palmetto State.

SC: Lawmakers Hear First Responders’ Testimony for PTSD Bill.

SC: WCC Updates Secure Email System.

TN: TDCI Chooses NCCI as Plan Administrator for TN Workers Comp Insurance Plan.

TX: Ebola Nurse Responds to Hospital’s Petition to Throw Out Case.

TX: DWC Announces Recent Enforcement Actions.

VA: Governor Signs HB 1806 Non-Employee Status for Certain Trucking Owner Operators.

VA: WCC Issues Vocational Rehabilitation Guidelines.

WA: Washington Ranks #3 in Nation for Laws Supporting Undocumented Workers.

WA: SB 5550 Regulation of Uber, Lyft Sent to Governor.

WV: High Court Crafts Exception to 6-Month Statute of Limitations in Death Claims.









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