National and State-by-State Workers' Comp News Powered by Larson's (3/17/2014)

National and State-by-State Workers' Comp News Powered by Larson's (3/17/2014)

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Experience Modification Rate Can Lead to Higher WC Premiums, Lost Work Opportunities.

State Counties With Highest Temp Workers: SC, IL, MI, NJ, TN.

RIMS Warns Proposes OSHA Rule Would Adversely Affect Risk Management Practices.

AK: HB 316 Would Clamp Down on Medical Fee Schedule Rates.

AZ: Industrial Commission to Hold 2014 Fee Schedule Hearing on 4-17-2014.

AZ: HB 2094 Sets Time Limit on Employee’s Third Party Action.

AZ: HB 2394 Keeps 10% Deviation Rate for Calculating Taxes Paid by Self-Insured Employers.

CA: AB 1897 Proponents Seek to Protect Small Business Which Use Temp Agencies.

CA: AB 1746 Would Give Priority to WC Claims Involving Illegally Uninsured Employers.

CA: Dem. Lawmaker Questions LAX Worker Safety.

CA: AB 1576 Would Require STD Testing Every 14 Days for Porn Stars.

CA: DWC Issues Second 15-Day Notice re MPN Proposed Rule Changes.

CA: WCIRB Actuarial Committee to Meet March 19.

CA: WCIRB Posts Summary of SB 863 Medical Cost Analysis.

CO: Employers Ramp Up Drug Testing Due to Legalization of Recreational Marijuana.

CT: Two Bills for Mental Trauma Being Considered by Legislature.

CT: Governor Appoints Thomas J. Mullins to Workers’ Compensation Commission.

HI: SB 2064 Would Give Injured Employees 17 Visits of Psychological/Psychiatric Services.

KS: Court of Appeals to Hear Oral Arguments in Two Workers’ Comp Cases.

LA: LWCC Board of Directors Declare $69.1M Dividend.

MD: Local Governments Crack Down on Workers Comp Fraud.

MA: High Court Dismisses Lawsuit in Caseworker Death.

MN: High Court Says PTSD Is No “Brain Injury”.

NV: NCCI Explains 3.2 Percent Increase in Loss Cost Filing.

NH: HB 439 Increase in WC Benefits Opposed as Undoing Cost Control Reforms.

NM: Governor Signs SB 9 Business Portal to Access Workers Comp Information.

NM: Funds Not Earmarked When Subsequent Injury Fund Disbanded in 1996.

NY: Cornell Administrators to Form Task Force on Workers’ Comp for Grad Students.

NC: Industrial Commission Posts 2014 Maximum Weekly Comp Rate.

OH: Dem. Lawmaker Introduces Bill to Provide Death Benefits for Part Time Officers’ Families.

OK: High Court Upholds Law to Convert CompSource Into Mutual Insurance Company.

OK: Attorney General Comments on CompSource’s Legal Victory.

OR: Governor Signs SB 1558 re Insolvent Self-Insured Employer Groups.

PA: SB 1195 Would Provide $4M to Address Uninsured Employer Obligations.

TX: Employers Offering FMLA Instead of Workers’ Comp Face Risks.

TX: DWC Posts Revised Medical Quality Review Process Document.

TX: DWC Adopts Revised Utilization Review Rules Effective 3-30-2014.

WA: Legislature Adjourns Without Reforming Workers’ Comp.

WV: Attorney General Urges DEA to Enact Stronger Restrictions on Hydrocodone Drugs.

WI: Lobbyist Warns of Need for Workers Comp Reforms.

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