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Bill Prohibits Denying Psych Claims Based on Occupation

Friday, March 25, 2016 | 409 | 0 | 10 min read

A bill introduced in the Colorado Legislature would explicitly prohibit denying a claim for mental impairment benefits based solely on the occupation of a worker. House Bill 1399, by Rep. Jonathan Singer, D-Longmont, would require all psychological injury claims be evaluated by a state-licensed “level II” physician, psychiatrist or psychologist.  Colorado Division of Workers’ Compensation rules require medical providers receive “level I” accreditation to serve as treating physicians. Level II accreditation is needed to evaluate and rate impairments. HB 139...

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