State-by-State Workers' Comp News Powered by Larson's (7/1/2013)

State-by-State Workers' Comp News Powered by Larson's (7/1/2013)

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STATE NEWS:

CA: State Fund Names Dr. Dinesh Govindarao as New Chief Medical Officer.

CA: DWC Posts Changes to DMEPOS Section of Official Medical Fee Schedule.

CA: DWC to Require Lien Claimants to Use Uniform Assigned Name.

CA: WCIRB Posts Report on Losses, Expenses for Calendar Year 2012.

DE: Governor Signs HB 175 Workers Comp Reforms.

FL: ACLU Calls for Federal Investigation re Leak of 3,300 Floridian’s Prescription Data.

IL: Governor Signs HB 3390 Workers Comp Changes.

IL: Court Refuses to Modify Award for PTD in Zepeda Construction Case.

IL: IWCC Receives Orders of Liquidation for Ullico, Lumbermen’s.

IA: DWC Announces New Mileage Rate Effective July 1, 2013.

MO: DWC Posts State Average Weekly Wage, Benefit Maximum July 1, 2013.

NH: State Legislature Irons Out Compromise on Medical Marijuana Bill.

NY: NFIB Calls 2013 Legislative Session a “Step Back” for Small Business.

OR: DCBS Posts List of Insurers, Self-Insureds Required to Submit WC Medical Bill Data.

SC: WCC Explains Second Injury Fund Closure/Uninsured Employers Fund Relocation.

TN: WCD Posts 2013 Workers Comp Reform Overview.

TN: WCD Posts 2013 Conference Presentations.

TN: Governor Appoints New Head for Workers’ Comp Agency.

TX: West, Texas Sues Fertilizer Plant Owner Over Deadly Blast.

TX: DWC Posts Discount Rate, Interest Rate for 7/1/2013-9/30/2013.

TX: DWC Posts Recent Enforcement Actions.

TX: Governor Signs Pharmacy Benefits Manager Generic Drug Transparency Bill.

VT: Governor Signs S 85 First Responder Presumption re Lung Disease, Infectious Disease.

WI: LIRC Posts 2012 Statistics on Workers’ Comp Appeals and Decisions.