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National and State-by-State Workers' Comp News Powered by Larson's (2/17/2015)

February 17, 2015 (2 min read)


Doctors, Drug Companies Exploit Loopholes in Physician Dispensing.

Gig Workers Seek Labor Protections, Benefits.

Zurich 4Q Profit Drops 20 Percent.

H.R. 994 Would Improve Workers Compensation for Uranium Mining.

Affordable Care Act Raises Stakes for Worker Misclassification.

AZ: High Court Ruling Helps Injured Workers Work While Recovering From Injuries.

CA: DWC Files Amendment to OMFS.

CA: Former Administrative Director Walter R. Brophy, Jr. Passes Away at Age 90.

CA: Governor Appoints Schur to Calif. Fair Employment and Housing Council.

FL: DWC Proposes Changes for Health Care Provider, ASC Reimbursement Manuals.

FL: Firefighters Seek Law That Would Consider Cancer Job-Related.

GA: Senate Committee Approves Study on Employee Misclassification.

KY: Governor Reappoints Keller to Workers Comp Nominating Commission.

LA: Legislative Auditor Releases Report on Workers Comp Costs.

LA: LWCC Announces New Board Member Patrick Mockler.

ME: WCB Submits 2015 Report on Workers Comp System to Legislature.

MD: Lawmakers Agree Not to Limit Physician Dispensing to Work Comp Patients.

MI: Lawmakers to Reintroduce Two Medical Marijuana Bills.

NV: DIR Posts 2014 Occupational Disease Claims Report.

NH: Lawmakers Debate Capping Payments for Medical Services.

NJ: Chief Judge Peter Calderone to Retire March 1; Replacement Announced.

NM: House Committee Approves HB 250 Return to Work Bill.

NM: House Committee Amends HB 238 Intoxication, Won’t Cut Off Survivor Benefits.

NM: SB 223 Would Limit Lifetime Benefits to 700 Weeks for Some Disabled Workers.

NY: NY WC Alliance Posts 2015 Legislative, Regulatory Agenda.

NY: WCB Updates Authorized Health Care Provider List.

NY: WCB Updates Newly Authorized Health Care Provider List.

OK: HB 1725 Would Give WCC More Leeway on Confidentiality, Executive Sessions.

OK: Opt Out Law Challenged by Two Injured Workers.

OR: WCD Amends Claim Closure & Reconsideration, Disability Rating Standard Rules.

PA: Court Denies Worker’s Appeal That Fracking Chemicals Injured Him.

TN: SB 721 Would Create Opt Out to Workers Compensation.

TN: Expert Says Tennessee Opt Out More Like Texas, Not Oklahoma, Model.

TX: DWC Audits Recover More Than $500K Owed to Injured Workers, Beneficiaries.

TX: TDI Posts Report on Health Care Cost, Utilization in TX Work Comp System.

TX: Report Examines Use of Telemedicine in TX Work Comp System.

TX: Teacher Attacked by Second Grader Files for Workers Comp.

VT: State Lawmakers Hit Impasse on Independent Contractor Bills.

VT: DOL Posts Proposed Workers Comp, Occupational Disease Rule Changes.

WV: HB 2011 Deliberate Intent Passed by House.









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