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National and State-by-State Workers' Comp News Powered by Larson's (2/16/2016)

February 16, 2016 (1 min read)

Senator Wants CDC to Explore Use of Medical Marijuana to Combat Opioid Abuse.

NIOSH Explains Recommended Exposure Limit for Occupational Noise.

NIOSH Offers Employers Advice on Helping Workers Use Vehicle Safety Features.

AL: SB 122 Would Limit Employer’s Responsibility for PTD and Medical Benefits.

CA: 1st DCA Grants Review in Zuniga v WCAB, Challenge to Constitutionality to IMR.

CA: DWC Posts Formulary Meeting Agenda, Related Materials.

CA: DWC Announces Recipients of 2016 Carrie Nevans Community Service Award.

CA: DWC Reminds Claims Administrators Regarding UR Procedures.

CA: DWC Proposes Changes to WCIS Rules, EDI Implementation Guides.

CA: DWC Medical Unit Accepting Applications for 4/16 QME Exam.

CA: Former WCJ Frank Kleeman Passes Away.

CT: Lawmaker to Reintroduce Bill to Expand Coverage of Firefighter Cancer.

FL: DWC Posts Updated Rules for Medical Reimbursement and Utilization Review.

FL: DWC Posts Updated Rules for Various Health Care Reimbursement Manuals.

FL: High Court to Hear Stahl Case Challenge to Constitutionality of 2003 Reforms.

FL: DWC Makes Technical Correction to WC Reimbursement Manual for ASCs.

GA: SWCB Announces New Release of Integrated Claims Management System.

IL: WCRI Study Evaluates Fee Schedule Rates in Illinois as of 2015.

MA: Advisory Council to Discuss Judicial Process, Opt Outs, Cost Shifting.

NE: Workers Comp Advisory Council to Discuss 8 Legislative Bills.

NY: WCB Announces 2016-17 Apportionment Rate for 1st Quarter 2016.

NY: NYCIRB Elects Jeremy Attie as Next President.

NC: IC’s Drug Formulary Study Due to Legislature by April 1.

NC: Governor Appoints Daughtridge to Industrial Commission.

OR: WCD Posts Leap Year Notice of Closure Date Requirements.

SD: Senate Committee Approves HB 1084 Recalculate How Comp Benefits Determined.

TX: DWC Finalizes Revisions to Request for Travel Reimbursement Form.

TX: DWC Adopts Rule Changes for Temporary Income Benefits.

WV: Senate Approves HB 419 to Use Tax Money to Pay Off Workers Comp Fund Debt.

WI: Assembly Unanimously Passes GOP-sponsored AB 724 for Work Comp Changes.









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