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Judge Must Determine Whether to Penalize Employer's Refusal to Pay for Pot

Tuesday, May 21, 2024 | 0

A Pennsylvania appellate court on Monday ordered a workers’ compensation judge to determine whether an employer should be penalized for failing to reimburse an injured worker for medical cannabis. The Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania said the Workers’ Compensation Appeal Board erred in affirming a trial judge’s finding that state and federal law shielded Maxim Healthcare Services from reimbursing Rae Ann Malak for medical cannabis. The court also said the employer never challenged the reasonableness of the prescription or whether reimbursement requests were properly s...

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