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Brown Vetoes Bills Backed by Labor, Signs Compound Drug Measure

By Jim Sams (Senior Editor)

Monday, October 10, 2011 | 0

California Gov. Jerry Brown on Friday vetoed four workers' compensation bills backed by labor, stating in two of his veto messages that he wants to see broad workers' compensation reform instead of "piecemeal changes" that will increase employer costs.But the governor did find some workers' comp legislation he could support: Brown signed Assembly Bill 378, introduced by Assembly Insurance Committee Chairman Jose Solorio, which will bring compound drugs under the state's pharmacy fee schedule. Brown also signed Senate Bill 684, which will require insurers to provide written disc...

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