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National and State-by-State Workers' Comp News Powered by Larson's (3/14/2016)

March 14, 2016 (1 min read)

NCCI Posts 2015 State of the Line Reference Guide.

OSHA Considering Panel’s Recommendations for New Safety Guidelines.

Lockton Releases White Paper on Opioid Epidemic and Chronic Pain.

Senate Poised to Pass Bill to Reduce Opioid Abuse.

CA: DWC Posts Ethics Advisory Committee Annual Report for 2015.

CA: Supreme Court to Start Streaming Oral Argument Beginning in May.

CA: RAND Releases Working Paper on Benefits, Earnings for Permanently Disabled Workers.

DE: Dept. of Ins. Helped Businesses Save $9.3M in Work Comp Ins. Costs.

FL: Medical Marijuana Bill Sent to Governor.

ME: Governor Backs Bill to Require Docs to Use PDMP, Limit Supply of Opiates.

MD: Chesapeake Announces Four Promotions.

MA: High Court Rejects Selective Tender Rule in Workers Comp Policies Case.

MA: Houses Passes H4056 to Limit First-Time Prescriptions for Opioids.

NV: WCS Notes ACOEM Guidelines Adds Drug Formulary.

NM: Governor Signs HB 43 Public Safety Employee Contribution Payments.

OR: WCD Publishes Final Medical Fee and Payment, Medical Services Rules.

OR: WCD Posts List of Insurers, Self-Insureds Required to Report Medical Bill Payment Data.

PA: Opinion: Treatment Guidelines Bill Is Attack on Worker Rights.

TX: Ins. Commissioner Posts W.C. Research and Evaluation Group FY 2016 Agenda.

TX: Ins. Commissioner Adopts Revised Workers’ Comp Classification Relativities.

VA: House Passes Bill for Medical Marijauna.

WY: Governor Signs Bill for Deadline to Request Hearing on Final Determination of WC Benefits.









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