Workers' Compensation

National and State-by-State Workers' Comp News Roundup Powered by Larson's (7/30/2012)

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NATIONAL NEWS:

Matthew Bender Celebrates 125 Years of Trusted Analytical Content: Save 25% Thru 7/31/12.

NCCI Posts Temporary Total Disability Indemnity Benefit Duration 2012 Update.

Liberty Mutual CEO Blames NY, MA for Not Approving Steeper Increases in WC Rates.

NIOSH Outlines Challenges for Safe Handling of Advanced Nanomaterials.

STATE NEWS:

AK: High Court Denies WC Benefits to Health Care Worker Splashed by HIV Patient's Fluids.

CA: Calif Private Self-Insured Claim Frequency Flat in 2011; Incurred Losses Rose $25M.

CA: State Fund Issues First Dividend in Over Ten Years.

CA: WCIRB Classification & Rating Committee to Meet 7/31/12.

CA: WCIRB Actuarial Committee to Meet 8/2/12.

CA: CHSWC Meeting Rescheduled for 9/6/2012.

CA: DWC Posts Ethics Advisory Committee 2011 Annual Report.

FL: CFO Announces Arrests in Workers Comp Fraud Check Cashing Scheme.

ID: Advisory Committee to Discuss Lump Sum Settlements, Notices, Adjusting.

IL: PCIA Supports Rule Change Re Markups of Physician Dispensed, Repackaged Drugs.

IL: Exclusive Remedy Rule Bars Claim of Borrowed Employee's Widow.

IL: WCC to Update Commission Review Board Procedures (p. 11719).

IL: WCC to Review Procedures re Disqualification of Arbitrators, Commissioners (p. 11720).

IL: Inspector General Denied Access to Chicago's Workers Comp Databases.

IL: Editorial Calls for End to "Stonewalling" on Workers Comp Data.

KS: Governor Signs Proclamation Marking 22nd Anniversary of Americans with Disabilities Act.

KY: Governor Hails Landmark Prescription Drug Abuse Bill Now in Effect.

NJ: County Employee Awarded WC Benefits for Injury in Employer Parking Lot.

NY: SWCB Votes to Keep Verbatim Record of Hearings Using Audio Recorders.

OH: BWC Board of Director Structure Committees, Welcomes New Members.

OH: BWC Pharmacy Efforts Aim to Aid Injured Workers.

OK: State Lawmaker Awarded WC Benefits for Vehicle Crash.

OR: Insurance Division Files WC Premium Audit, Classification Notice Rules.

TX: Texas Mutual Distributes $150M Dividend Among Policyholders.

TX: DWC Adopts Rules Re Subscribers/Non-Subscribers, Self-Insured Political Subdivision.

TX: DWC Provides Overview of New and Amended Designated Doctor Rules, Forms.

TX: DWC Proposes Rules Relating to Medical Quality Review Panel.

TX: DWC Announces Dates for 2012 TX Workers' Comp Compliance Conference.

TX: DWC Posts Pharmacy Closed Formulary Sample Notification Letters for Legacy Claims.

TX: DWC Approves 9 to Self-Insure for Workers Compensation Claims.