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Workers' Compensation

National and State-by-State Workers' Comp News Powered by Larson's (7/21/2014)

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CDC Publishes National Action Plan for Infertility, Workplace Exposures.

CDC Urges Use of Acclimatization as Part of Heat Illness Prevention Plan.

DOL Sues US Postal for Firing Worker Who Reported Unsafe Working Conditions.

Sixth Circuit: Health Care Provider May Bring MSP Private Action Against an NGHP.

Onex Corp. to Purchase York Risk Management for $1.33B.

Senate Approves Reauthorization of TRIA With 7-Year Extension Until 2021.

AL: Auto Parts Factory Workers Getting Sick From Fumes.

AZ: Civilian Teacher Raped in Prison Files $4M Lawsuit.

CA: Governor Appoints Frank Brass to Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board.

CA: DWC Report on SB 863 Reforms Shows Progress, Challenges With New Laws.

CA: WCJ Sounds Off on UR/IMR Process: Loynachan v. County of Los Angeles.

CA: Cal Chamber Posts Status Report on Business-Related Bills.

CA: DWC to Hold Public Hearing Sept. 3 re Proposed Benefit Notice Rule Changes.

CA: DWC Medical Unit Accepting Applications for QME Exam Oct. 18.

CA: Julius Young Launches Long Awaited Workers Comp Zone “2.0” Blog.

CA: Smart’s Publishing Launches New Website/Blog “The Insurance 411”.

DC: District’s New Marijuana Decriminalization Law Now In Effect July 16.

DC: District Police Brace for Impact of Marijuana Decriminalization Law.

DC: WC System: Questionable Finances, Case Backlogs, Delays, Judges Quitting.

FL: 16 Workers Arrested for Workers’ Comp Fraud, Stolen Identities.

IL: Court Says “Ordinary” Reaching Activity Is Risk of Employment.

IL: IWCC Increases Certain Evaluation and Management Accounts.

NJ: Travelers Mistakenly Enters Into Agreement/Work Comp Court Not Proper Forum.

NY: Physician Assistant’s PTSD Claim Upheld, Abusive Employer Alleged.

NY: WCB Posts Notice Requirements for eClaims and § 21-a Process.

NC: Senate Committee Strips Undocumented Worker Provision From Bill.

OK: Democratic Gubernatorial Nominee Decries Shut Down of Workers Comp Court.

OK: Commission Refuses to Name 16 People Fired During Transition.

OK: All Three Commissioners Have Strong Ties to Big Business.

OR: WCD Publishes Final Rules Governing Electronic Medical Billing.

OR: MAC to Address Use of Medical Marijuana for Pain Management.

OR: WCD Posts Revised Medical Reporting Forms.

PA: Judge Dismisses Suit for $22M in WC Claims/Off-Label Use of Cancer Painkillers.

PA: Judge Visits Worksite to Determine Worker Committed Suicide.

TX: Onsite Yoga Classes for Employees: Covered Under Workers Comp?

TX: DWC Proposes Form Changes; Replaces ICD-9 With “Diagnosis Code”.

TX: DWC Warns of Ultraviolet (UV) Radiation Dangers.

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