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Health Department Releases Opioid Prescribing Guidelines 07/31/2017
State: VT | Segment: NORTH | 418 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Vermont Department of Health has released rules governing the prescribing of opioids after more than 25 meetings and conference calls with stakeholders. ...Read More
High Court Says Employer Can't Relitigate Extent of Worker's Impairment After He Got PPD Award 07/25/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: ME | Segment: EAST | 398 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Supreme Judicial Court of Maine ruled that the doctrine of res judicata prevents a party from seeking to change the permanent impairment level associated with an employee’s work-related injury after that level has been established by a prior decree. Case: Bailey v. City of Lewis...Read More

Hearing Postponed Again Over Contested Proposed Rule on Fee Disputes 07/17/2017
State: FL | Segment: SOUTH | 441 | 0 | Popular with Legal
An administrative law judge has again postponed a hearing in which providers and their billing companies are opposing a proposed rule that would allow the Division of Workers’ Compensation to step aside from medical fee disputes that involve managed care contracts. ...Read More

Hearing to Be Held on New Rule to Charge Accidents to Surplus Fund 07/13/2017
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 371 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
The Bureau of Workers’ Compensation will hold a public hearing Aug. 14 on proposed Rule 4123-3-38, surplus fund charge of qualified motor vehicle accident claims. ...Read More

High Court Grants Shot Teacher Disability Retirement 07/12/2017
State: HI | Segment: WEST | 394 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Hawaii Supreme Court decided this week that a full-time public school teacher who was shot in the chest at school should get disability retirement benefits.  ...Read More

House Veto Override Is Remaining Hurdle to First Budget in More Than Two Years 07/06/2017
State: IL | Segment: NORTH | 430 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Democratic-led House is expected as early as today to attempt an override of Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner’s vetoes of a tax hike and spending plan. ...Read More

House Agrees to Budget But Not to Workers' Compensation Reforms 07/05/2017
By: J. Todd Foster (Reporter)
State: IL | Segment: Top | 610 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The House on Sunday and Monday passed three budget bills that still face Senate approval and vows of vetoes by Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner, but lawmakers could not agree on workers’ compensation changes. ...Read More
House Passes First Budget in Two Years, but Governor Vows Veto 07/03/2017
State: IL | Segment: NORTH | 480 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Illinois House passed its first full-year budget in two years, which includes a 32% hike in the personal income tax, but Gov. Bruce Rauner vowed to veto both measure should they pass the Senate. Fifteen Republicans broke ranks with Rauner and voted for the revenue bill, bringing the v...Read More

High Court: Medical Records, Vocational Report Indicate Man Left Workforce Voluntarily 07/03/2017
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 491 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Supreme Court of Ohio held that a man who had his application for total disability benefits denied four times was not eligible for those benefits because the record indicated he had voluntarily left the workplace.  ...Read More

Hanford Presumption Bills Resurface Briefly During Budget Talks 07/03/2017
State: WA | Segment: WEST | 435 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
Proposals to create a presumption that certain diseases are compensable for workers at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation surfaced briefly as Washington state lawmakers went to the brink in their negotiations over next year’s budget. ...Read More
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