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SBWC Seeking Authority to Impose Medical Treatment Guidelines

Thursday, October 20, 2011 | 0

By Michael Whiteley, Eastern Bureau ChiefAn advisory panel to the Georgia State Board of Workers' Compensation (SBWC) is asking the Legislature for authority to implement the state's first set of medical treatment guidelines for injured workers.According to industry representatives involved in the discussions, the recommendation was included in a legislative package submitted to Gov. Nathan Deal this month from the Georgia Workers' Compensation Advisory Council.The council makes recommendations to SBWC Chairman Richard Thompson, who refused to comment."I can't comment on the le...

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