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High Court Says Medical Treatment Guidelines Can't Be retroactively Applied to Worker

By WorkCompCentral

Monday, March 2, 2015 | 0

The Oklahoma Supreme Court ruled that the state's medical treatment guidelines could not be retroactively applied to an injured worker who received an award of continuing medical treatment prior to the effective date of the statute adopting the use of the guidelines. Case: Shepard v. Oklahoma Department of Corrections, No. 113033, 02/24/2015, published. Facts: Barbara Shepard injured her neck, lumbar back, left shoulder, right shoulder and left arm while working for the Oklahoma Department of Corrections in 2005. The Workers' Compensation Court ordered her employer's comp carrie...

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