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Governor, Medical Boards Propose Limiting Opioid Scripts for Acute Pain to 7 Days 04/07/2017
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 613 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Ohio physicians treating adult patients with acute pain would have to limit opioid prescriptions to no more than a seven-day supply under rules being considered by the state's Medical, Nursing and Dental Boards, Ohio Gov. John Kasich announced last week. ...Read More
 
 

Governor Approves Benefit Prohibition for Terminated Workers 04/04/2017
State: NM | Segment: WEST | 477 | 0 | Popular with Legal
New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez on Monday signed into law a bill prohibiting workers fired for misconduct or who refuse offers of...Read More
 
 
Governor Wants PTSD Presumption Narrowed to First Responders 03/31/2017
State: VT | Segment: NORTH | 778 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
The House Commerce and Economic Development Committee is considering Gov. Phil Scott’s request that it narrow a bill to make only first responders eligible for workers’ compensation over mental injuries. ...Read More
 
 

Governor Signs Pro-Business Workers' Compensation Legislation 03/31/2017
State: IA | Segment: NORTH | 565 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Gov. Terry Branstad signed legislation Thursday that will reduce the costs of workers’ compensation for employers. ...Read More
 
 

Gov. Signs Bill to Privatize Workers' Compensation Fund 03/30/2017
State: UT | Segment: WEST | 497 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Utah Gov. Gary Herbert signed into law a bill that allows the state-chartered Workers’ Compensation Fund to convert into a mutual corporation. ...Read More
 
 

Gov. Bevin Signs Bill Changing Labor Dept. Policies 03/30/2017
State: KY | Segment: SOUTH | 303 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin has signed a bill into law that makes several changes to Department of Labor policies. ...Read More
 
 

GOP-Controlled Statehouses Pushing Pro-Business Comp Reforms 03/29/2017
By: J. Todd Foster (Reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 429 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Iowa Republican Gov. Terry Branstad is expected to sign legislation passed by the state Senate on Monday that reduces workers’ benefits but which supporters say improves the state’s competitive position with its neighbors. ...Read More
 
 

Governor Sees Work Comp as Model for State Health Care System 03/29/2017
State: ME | Segment: NORTH | 510 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Maine Gov. Paul LePage said he’s considering a state health insurance system to replace the Affordable Care Act, and has suggested modeling it after the state workers’ comp system. ...Read More
 
 

Governor Wants to Plug Budget Hole With Workers' Compensation Funds 03/27/2017
State: WV | Segment: SOUTH | 393 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The state Senate has passed a bill by a 34-0 vote to redirect money from the Workers’ Compensation Debt Reduction Fund to the General Revenue Fund to shore up budget woes. ...Read More
 
 
Grauer & Associates Adds Andrew Kriegel as Partner, Changes Company Name 03/24/2017
State: IL | Segment: NORTH | 359 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Schaumburg-based law firm of Paul W. Grauer & Associates has changed its name to Grauer & Kriegel LLC, adding workers’ compensation attorney Andrew J. Kriegel as a named partner. Kriegel, who represents victims of workplace injuries and other accidents, joined Graue...Read More
 
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