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Workers' Compensation

National and State-by-State Workers' Comp News Powered by Larson's (2/23/2015)







House Bills Filed Seek End of Federal Prohibition on Marijuana.

FDA Issues Draft Documents for Compliance With Laws on Compound Drugs.

GENEX White Paper Examines Tipping Points of Routine Workers Comp Claims.

WCRI Names New Executive Director and New CEO.

NPR Series Examines Plight of Injured Nurses.

Naturopathic Doctor Examines “Dark Side” of Workers Comp, Healthcare Systems.

Study: Patients Using Longer-Acting Opioids Have Higher Risk of Accidental Overdose.

Abuse Deterrent Formulation Technology Morphine May Help Prevent Opioid Abuse.

Study: Scientists Discover Why Marijuana Increases Appetite.

High Tension Shooter Drills Lead to Comp Claims Filed by Teachers.

AZ: Senate Committee Approves SB 1443 PTSD for Police Officers.

AZ: House Committee Delays Vote on HB 2334 Bad Faith Claim.

CA: Dubon Files Petition for Review With Calif. Supreme Court.

CA: DWC Posts Changes to OMFS (Physician/Non-Physician Practitioner Services).

CA: SCIF Offers Free Physician Training to Prevent Overprescribing of Opioids.

CA: Doctor Blasts Law Enforcement Raid of His Pain Care Institute.

CT: Stamford Denies 285 Preemptive Claims by Officers for Asbestos Exposure.

CT: Nurse Listed as One of Highest Prescribers of Opioids, Schedule II Drugs.

FL: Oral Argument Set March 30 in Exclusive Remedy Constitutionality Case.

IL: Self-Insurer Group Lists Workers Comp Legislative Bills Favorable to Business.

IL: Senate Confirms Commissioner and Arbitrator Appointments.

IL: IWCC Posts Notice of Fee Schedule Updates.

KS: Secretary of State Concerned About Law Relating to Use of AMA Guides Sixth.

KS: Dept. of Labor Posts 40th Annual Workers Comp Statistical Report.

MA: Governor Unveils Plan, New Task Force to Address Prescription Drug Abuse.

MI: Court Finds GM Improperly Reduced Workers Comp to Some Retired Workers.

MO: Editorial Urges Expanding Workers Comp Coverage for Firefighters.

NH: Injured Worker Attorney Says Reforms Shouldn’t Impede Access to Medical Care.

NC: Ins. Commissioner to Unveil Recommendations for Changes to Captive Laws.

NC: IC Penalizes Hospital for Failure to Provide Key Evidence in Six Comp Cases.

ND: Report Claims Some Oil and Gas Companies Not Paying Work Comp Premiums.

OH: Ohio Workplace Injuries, Illnesses Below National Average.

OR: Medical Advisory Committee to Discuss Impairment Ratings, Closing Exams.

SC: WCC to Discuss Security Policy at Feb. 23rd Meeting.

SC: WCC Posts Agenda for Feb. 23rd Meeting.

TX: Days Off for Work-Related Injuries/Illnesses Decreased in 2013.

TX: DWC Finalizes Form PLN-4 Notice Re Eligibility for Lifetime Income Benefits.

TX: DWC Adopts New Rule for Initiation of Lifetime Income Benefits.

TX: Report Uncovers Problems With CorVel’s Processing of Ft. Worth Comp Claims.

WV: Lawmakers Shelve HB 2675 Severance Tax Cut on Surcharge Used to Pay WC Fund Debts.









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