State-by-State Workers' Comp News Powered by Larson's (7/22/2013)

State-by-State Workers' Comp News Powered by Larson's (7/22/2013)

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NATIONAL AND STATE NEWS:

Senate Confirms Thomas Perez as Secretary of Labor.

NIOSH Posts Information on Nail Gun Injury.

West Fertilizer Explosion Victims Sue Manufacturer CF Industries.

PCIA Applauds NCOIL Action on TRIA, Best Practices to Address Opioid Abuse.

 

AK: WCB Working Group to Discuss Cost Containment, ODG Guidelines on 7/26.

AR: WCC Mulls Closure of One Office Due to $135M Unfunded Liability in Trust Fund.

CA: Governor Signs SB 527 Public Safety Officer Benefits for San Diego Lifeguards.

CA: 4th DCA Denies Writ of Review in McKinley En Banc Decision.

CA: DWC Posts 2013 DWC Audit Unit Annual Report.

CA: DWC Posts Public Use Data File, Rev. RAND Paper, re Proposed OMFS Rulemaking.

CA: WCAB Extends Comment Period on Modified Proposed Rule Changes to Aug. 9.

CA: CEOs for 49ers, SF Giants Urge Lawmakers to Close Loophole in Workers Comp.

CA: WCIRB Classification & Rating Committee to Meet July 23.

CO: Pinnacol Assurance Posts 2012 Annual Report.

CO: DWC Posts 2013 Legislative Survey, Guidance on IME Process.

CT: WCC Revises Coverage Election Forms for Corporations, Partnerships.

FL: DWC Posts 1.23% Assessment Rate for Special Disability Trust Fund, CY2014.

FL: DWC Posts 1.61% Assessment Rate for WC Admin Trust Fund, CY 2014.

ID: IC Issues Temporary Rule to Increase Dispensing Fees for Pharmacies.

IN: ICRB Explains $2 Per Policy Fee Under House Enrolled Act 1320.

IN: ICRB Posts Actuarial Analysis of Impact of WC Costs Under House Enrolled Act 1320.

IA: Sheldon Gallner, Past Pres. of Iowa Assoc. of Workers Comp Lawyers Passes Away.

KS: Labor Group Files Ethics Complaint re WC Attorneys Nominating Judges.

KS: WC Attorney Resigns From Judge Nominating Committee.

MD: WCC Announces 2.1% Cost of Living Adjustment Eff. 1-1-2014.

MS: WCC Posts New Procedure to Advance Claims to Resolution.

MO: Dept of Insurance Names Maria Sheffield as New Captive Manager.

MT: DLI Adopts Rules re Treating Physicians, 2.7% Increase for Inpatient Facility Services.

NJ: Court Rejects Insurer’s Appeal re WC Paid to Police Officers in Missing Man Search.

NJ: Governor Vetoes SB 1778 Public Safety Workers Bill.

NY: Dept of Financial Services OKs NYCIRB’s Revised Loss Cost Filing.

NY: Court Interprets Reforms re Presumptively Necessary Medical Treatments.

NY: NYCIRB Says Policyholders to See 2.8% Increase in Workers Comp Costs.

OH: BWC Touts $55M in Savings by Uncovering WC Fraud.

OR: MAC to Discuss Spinal Cord Stimulator at July 19 Meeting.

OR: WCD Proposes Rule Change re Third Party Election Letter.

PA: Workers Comp Attorney Appointed to State Board of Law Examiners.

SD: High Court Denies WC When Employee Killed by Husband in Employer Parking Lot.

VA: WCC Posts Agenda for Oct. 2013 Attorneys Meeting.

VA: WCC Posts Session Topics for Sept. 2013 Adjusters Seminar.