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National and State-by-State Workers' Comp News Powered by Larson's (2/8/2016)

February 08, 2016 (1 min read)


Experts Identify Top 10 Issues to Watch for Workers’ Comp in 2016.

EEOC Seeks Comments on Proposed Enforcement Guidance on Workplace Retaliation.

Insurance Information Institute President Dr. Robert Hartwig to Step Down.

Obama Budget Would Invest $1.1B to Fight Opioid Abuse, Heroin Use.

FDA Top Officials Call for Sweeping Review of Agency Opioids Policies.

CA: Administrative Director Destie Overpeck to Join State Bar of California.

CA: Voters to Decide Ballot Measure in Nov. to Control Cost of Prescription Drugs.

CA: DWC Proposes Guideline for Mental Illness and Stress.

FL: High Court to Hear Stahl Case on Constitutionality of Workers Comp System.

FL: Medical Marijuana Bill for Terminally Ill Sent to Senate Floor.

NJ: Assault Committed by Ex-Husband in Employer Parking Lot Found Not Compensable.

NJ: LWD Chief Judge Posts Memo on Certified Court Reporters.

NM: Former Workers Comp Judge Pleads Guilty to $500K Embezzlement.

NM: House Passes HB 63 Intoxication Bill, Measure Moves to Senate.

NM: Lawmakers Consider Bill for Curbing Opioid Abuse.

OR: WCD Posts Revised Forms for Filing Own Motion Claim Information.

OR: WCD Posts Examples for Determining Gainful Occupation for PTD Evaluations.

OR: Governor Nominates Two to Workers Comp MLAC.

OR: MLAC Discusses Three Bills at Feb. 5 Meeting.

TN: Opt Out Bill Dies Again for Second Year in a Row.

TX: DWC Announces Grace Period for Non-Subscribing Reporting.

TX: DWC Posts Reminder on Insurance Carrier Claim Adjusting, Plain Language Notices.

VT: House Committee Weighs Two Bills on Independent Contractors.

VA: Senate Committee Approves SB 631 Medical Treatment Fee Schedules.

WV: Lawmakers Consider Firefighter Cancer Bill.









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