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National and State-by-State Workers' Comp News Powered by Larson's (1/19/2016)

January 19, 2016 (1 min read)

NCCI Establishes Baseline for Monitoring Impact of ACA on Workers Comp.

Recent Ruling Could Give OSHA Wider Authority for Issuing Enterprise Abatement Orders.

AZ: ICA Posts RFQ for Qualified Vendor List for Investment Management Consulting Services.

CA: DWC Ended Lien Activation Fee Collection on 12/31/2015.

CA: PUC Fines Uber $7.6M for Failure to Meet Driver Data Reporting Requirements.

CA: DWC Posts Adjustment to OMFS (Ambulance Fees Section).

CA: Lawmaker to Withdraw Prescription Drug Transparency Bill.

CO: Governor Makes Appointments to Workers Comp Cost Containment Board.

CO: DWC Proposes Changes to Clarify Dispute Resolution Rules.

CT: Medical Protocols for Psychological Pain Assessment, Treatment Eff. 2/15/2016.

DE: Downtown Delaware Board Moves to Dover.

FL: DWC Proposes Changes to Reemployment Services Rules, Forms.

MD: WCC Updates Medical Fee Schedule.

MA: House Votes Unanimously for Sweeping Opioid Bill.

NH: Senate Passes Bill to Combat Heroin, Opioid Abuse.

NJ: Governor Vetoes Two Major Workers Comp Bills Opposed by Employers.

NJ: Chief Judge Posts Memo on Attorney Fees.

NJ: Chief Judge Announces New Administrative Supervisory Judges, Supervising Judges.

NY: WCB Posts Newly Authorized Health Care Providers.

NY: WCB Posts Updated List of Authorized Health Care Providers.

NC: Governor Announces Director of Newly-Created Employee Classification Section.

NC: IC Posts Spanish Version of Rules for Utilization of Rehab Professionals.

OH: BWC Announces New Workers Comp Resource for Spanish Speaking Ohioans.

OH: Lawmakers Form Bipartisan Task Force to Address Medical Marijuana.

OR: WCD Proposes Rule Change for Medical Services, Billing, Payment.

PA: DLI Announces New Maximum Compensation Rate.

SC: Bipartisan Group of Senators Introduce S429 PTSD Bill.

TN: 2016 Legislature to Focus on Opioid Addiction, Medical Cannabis.

TX: DWC Lowers Maintenance Tax Rate Paid on Premiums.

TX: DWC Posts Safety and Health Update January 2016.

VT: Workers’ Comp Case Update October to December 2015.

WI: Federal Judge Rules Against EEOC, Holds Employer Can Require Wellness Participation.









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