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Legislature Quiet on Comp in 2017 Session

By Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)

Thursday, September 21, 2017 | 1555 | 0 | 0 min read

Expectations for California's 2017 legislative session for the most part held true: Although there was some debate on bills addressing utilization review and victims of workplace terrorist attacks, it was generally a quiet session for workers’ compensation. California lawmakers passed a bill that would prohibit apportioning permanent disability to pregnancy and childbirth. They passed a measure that would require employers to provide nurse case managers to victims of a terrorist attack. And they passed bills to clean up legislation passed in 2016 targeting providers accused of defra...

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George Corson Sep 21, 2017 05:15 AM

I think that turning the RTW Supplemental Fund into a parimutuel fund is a poor idea. If we are trying to reduce WC costs, why would we simultaneously try to make WC claims worth more money to fewer people? Reductio ad absurdum, should one WC Claimant get 20 Million Dollars in 2023, merely because no one else applied?

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