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Agency Head Disputes Need for Formulary, Says OWCA Would Need More Staff

By William Rabb (Reporter)

Tuesday, December 10, 2019 | 1062 | 1 | 50 min read

The director of the Louisiana workers' compensation agency is pushing back against a legislative auditor's report that urges lawmakers to once again consider a drug formulary to limit opioid prescribing in the state. The issue already is being addressed in proposed treatment guidelines for chronic pain management — and a formulary or treatment guidelines for prescriptions could require a significant increase in staffing at the agency, said Sheral Kellar, assistant secretary of the Louisiana Workforce Commission and head of the Office of Workers' Compensation Administrati...

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