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Workers' Compensation

National and State-by-State Workers' Comp News Powered by Larson's (5/4/2015)







DOJ Audit Alleges GEO Group Incorrectly Calculated Workers Comp Insurance.

US DOL Proposes Rule to Revise Black Lung Benefits Act.

OSHA Issues Final Confined Spaces Rule to Protect Construction Workers.

Doctors Banned From Billing Medicare Still Billing State Medicaid Programs.

Newsweek Investigates How Compound Pharmacy Killed 64 People With Contaminated Drugs.

Drones in Workplace Raise Privacy, Consent, Discrimination, Union Concerns.

AZ: Governor Appoints Dale L. Schultz to Industrial Commission.

AR: Court Approves Additional Medical Expenses Related to ER Visit Six Months After Injury.

CA: WCIRB Posts Presentation From Insurance Hearing Concerning 10.2% Rate Cut.

CA: WCRI: Average Medical Payment Per Claim Decreased Following 2013 Rule Changes.

CA: DWC Posts Draft Interpreter Fee Schedule Rules for Public Comment.

CA: WCIRB Posts Agenda for May 5 Classification and Rating Committee Meeting.

CA: Senate Committee Approves SB 563 Utilization Review Limitations.

CA: Senate Committee Approves SB 128 Right to Die Bill.

CA: CIGA Posts Agendas for May Meetings: Audit, Finance & Investment, Board.

CA: CHSWC Posts Study on Infection Risk of Sharps Injuries for Non-Healthcare Workers.

CA: Bumble Bee, Managers Charged With 3 Felony Counts for Death of Worker in Oven.

CA: Uber Driver Attacked by Passenger Sues for Workers Comp.

CA: 11M Californians Suffer From Top Chronic Conditions.

ID: Advisory Committee on Workers Comp Post Agenda for May 13 Meeting.

MA: New Domestic Worker Laws Eff. 4/1/2015, But Rules Not Adopted Yet by AG.

MA: DIA Adopts Amended Assessment Data Filing Process.

MT: Governor Signs SB 123 Transfer of Montana State Fund Oversight.

NM: Lawmaker Decries Politics That Killed HB 238 Worker Intoxication Bill.

NY: Claimant Fails to Show Claim Filing Delayed by Hurricane Sandy.

NC: Worker Advocated Applaud Senate Passage of Worker Misclassification Bill.

OH: BWC Set to Launch New Billing System  for Payment of Premiums.

OK: Governor Appoints Dan Ramsey to CompSource Board.

OK: High Court Refuses to FastTrack Opt Out Challenge Case.

OK: Ins. Commissioner Applauds High Court Decision on Opt Out Challenge.

OK: WCC Posts Five New Forms.

OK: WCC Announces Governor Approves New Emergency Rules.

OK: Lawsuit Challenges 24 Hour Notice Requirement for Opt Outs.

OK: WCC Commissioner Engle to Resign May 27; Governor Appoints Liotta.

OR: MLAC Proposes Amendment to HB 2764 Attorney’s Fees.

OR: DCBS Posts Quarterly Compensable Fatality Report.

SC: S429 Would Cover PTSD for First Responders.

TX: DWC Adopts Independent Review Organizations Rules.

UT: Governor Signs SB 63 Workers Compensation Fund Board Member Changes.

UT: Governor Signs SB 135 Firefighter Cancer Presumption.

VA: WCC Releases New Benefit Calculator Application.

WV: Governor Approves HB 2011 Deliberate Intent Bill.









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