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California: Judges and Jurisdiction - Where to Draw the Line

The primary purpose of the newly created Independent Medical Review (IMR) process is to review medical treatment (MT) disputes and issue determinations. SB863 added LC §4610.6 (i) to the Labor Code, which states in pertinent part, “In no event shall a workers’ compensation administrative...

Tennessee: Employer Must Exhaust Administrative Remedies Before Contesting Department’s Authority to Order Second Panel of Physicians

A Tennessee court reversed a trial court and denied an employer’s petition for writ of certiorari within which the employer had asserted that the state’s Department of Labor and Workforce Development had exceeded its authority by ordering the employer to provide a second panel of physicians...