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Amendments Finalized in the Wake of Legislative Reforms

Thursday, December 21, 2017 | 460 | 0 | 151 min read

The Division of Workers’ Compensation has posted notice that it has adopted several amended rules that become effective Jan. 24. The amendments are to Iowa Code Chapter 85 and conform to legislative changes enacted as part of House File 518, whose key provision makes the shoulder a scheduled member instead of a whole-body injury, capping compensation at 400 weeks multiplied by the percentage of functional impairment.  The legislation also calls for permanent partial disability compensation to begin when maximum medical improvement has been reached and the extent of impairment...

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