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National and State-by-State Workers' Comp News Powered by Larson's (12/7/2015)

December 07, 2015 (2 min read)

NCCI Analyzes State Differences in Diagnosis, Treatment of Joint Injuries.

Businesses Consider Purchase of Active Shooter Insurance.

Study Finds News Media Focuses on Criminal, Not Preventative Aspects of Opioid Abuse.

CA: DWC Posts Changes to OMFS (Physician Services/Non-Physician Practitioner Services).

CA: WCIRB Actuarial Committee to Meet December 7.

CA: DWC Updates SJDB Voucher Form w/Notice of RTW Supplement Program.

CA: WCIRB Governing Committee to Meet Dec. 9 Re: Cost Monitoring Report.

CA: DWC Issues Notice for Changes to Proposed Chronic Pain, Opioid Treatment Guidelines.

DE: Delaware IAB Finds Actual Displacement in Little Sisters of Poor Case.

FL: HB 509 Would Regulate Uber, Lyft, Require License Fee.

FL: SB 460 Would Allow Medical Marijuana Use for Terminally Ill Patients.

KY: Governor-Elect Appoints Derrick Ramsey as Secretary of Labor.

KY: Workplace Injury, Illness Rate Lowest in History of State.

LA: WCRI Reports Medical Payments Per Workers Comp Claim Stable.

MD: Task Force Releases Final Recommendations for Addressing Opioid Addiction, Deaths.

MD: WCC Rule Changes for Filing, Amending Claims Eff. 12/10/2015.

MN: Health Officials Approve Use of Medical Marijuana for Chronic Pain Patients.

MN: Prescription Opioids Account for More Deaths of Minnesotans Than Homicide.

MO: Court Awards Total Benefits for Woman Trapped in Elevator.

NE: LB 643 Would Legalize Medical Marijuana.

NJ: Employee’s Pick Up of Paycheck Not Covered for Comp After Fall on Premises.

NC: Rules Review Commission to Review IC’s Proposed Rule Changes on Dec. 17.

ND: Medical Marijuana Supporters Start to Circulate Petition for Ballot Measure.

OH: House Speaker May Convene Task Force on Medical Marijuana.

OK: Louis Pippin Reappointed to Self-Insurance Guaranty Fund Board.

OR: WCD Issues New Forms for Processing Initial Claims of Occupational Injury or Disease.

OR: WCD Posts Report of Losses Instructions and Guidelines.

TN: Lawmakers to Unveil Opt Out Bill With Benefits Higher Than WC System.

TX: TDI Posts Notice of Workers Comp Hearing: Relativities.

TX: Research and Evaluation Group Accepting Comments for 2016 Research Agenda.

TX: Texas Mutual Pays $3M in Early Qualifier Dividends.

UT: NCCI Explains 2.5% Decrease in Loss Cost Filing.

VA: HB 44 Would Create Presumption of Injury When Worker Unable to Testify.

WA: L&I Announces Workers Comp Rates to Increase 2% in 2016.

WV: Governor Appoints Delegate Mick Bates to Workers Comp Industrial Council.









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