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Vocational Rehab Rule Amendments Reflect Strength Of QRC Lobby

By Emily Brill (Reporter)

Friday, September 1, 2017 | 968 | 0 | 61 min read

Though Minnesota plans to slightly lower qualified rehabilitation consultants' hourly rate cap, the state retains one of the most generous — if not the most generous — vocational rehabilitation benefit structures in the country.  Jay Hartman, a St. Paul workers' compensation attorney who represents employers, says that's because QRCs have a "very strong lobby" in Minnesota.  Last week, the Minnesota Department of Labor & Industry (DLI) proposed lowering the cap on QRCs' rates from $107.21 to $103.10 per hour. In exchange for the r...

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