OR - Board Starting ALJ Surveys; Results Coming in March
Oregon’s Workers’ Compensation Board will start sending practitioners links to comment on the performance of administrative law judges, results of which will be posted in March.
Every year, the board sends out a survey to practicing attorneys asking them to rate administrative judges on their knowledge of the state’s workers’ compensation law, temperament, capability to handle hearings, diligence and efficiency. Results of the anonymous surveys are taken into consideration during formal reviews of sitting judges conducted every four years.
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FL - CFO Says Lawmakers Should Consider Capping Defense Attorney Fees
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State Chief Financial Officer Jimmy Patronis says lawmakers should consider capping what insurance companies can pay their attorneys to defend against workers’ compensation claims.
CFO Jimmy Patronis
Patronis’ statement Thursday to the News Service of Florida came six days after the House on a Republican party-line vote passed HB 7009, which would limit claimants’ attorney fees to $150 an hour.
The bill now moves to the Senate, where Republicans hold a 23-15 majority over Democrats.
It would allow hourly or so-called “departure” fees, up .
SC - SCWCC to Hold First Business Meeting of 2018
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The South Carolina Workers’ Compensation Commission will hold its first business meeting of 2018 today.
Topics on deck for discussion at the meeting include the SCWCC budget and a proposal to create a telemedicine advisory committee.
In Fiscal Year 2017-18 so far, the SCWCC has brought in a net income of $1,321,375, according to the meeting’s agenda, which was posted online Thursday.
As far as the telemedicine advisory committee goes, SCWCC Director Gary Cannon plans to tell attendees that he thinks it would be best to hold off on the creation of the committee at .