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QME Disciplined for Exams Performed after Certification Expired 07/30/2012
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 504 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The California Division of Workers’ Compensation retroactively suspended for six months the certification of a physician who performed seven qualified medical evaluator (QME) examinations after her certification expired.According to a complaint dated March 20, 2012, Dr. Martha Sing...Read More
 
 
Quail Meat Processor Facing $92,000 in Fines 07/18/2012
State: GA | Segment: EAST | 408 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) cited a Georgia-based quail meat processor for 23 safety and health violations following an inspection in January.OSHA said in a press release it has proposed fines of $92,115 against Quail International for violations at its ...Read More
 
 
QME Certification Revocation Related to Meth Addiction 04/06/2012
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 557 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Division of Workers’ Compensation revoked the qualified medical evaluator (QME) certification for a psychologist who had his license suspended by the California Board of Psychology for actions related to his addiction to methamphetamine.A ...Read More
 
 
Quinn Swaps Commissioner, Arbitrator; Picks Advisory Bd. Member 11/08/2011
State: IL | Segment: CENTRAL | 242 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn announced on Monday an "administrative switch" at the Workers' Compensation Commission involving Commissioner Nancy Lindsay and Arbitrator Ruth White.The governor's office reported that Lindsay, who was appointed as a commissioner in October, has been name...Read More
 
 
Questions Surround Change in Medi-Cal Reimbursement Calculations 10/12/2011
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 505 | 0 | Popular with Legal
By Greg Jones, Western Bureau ChiefA change in how prescription drug reimbursement rates are calculated for the Medi-Cal database could cause billing problems in the California workers' compensation system and might a...Read More
 
 
Quinn Signs Bill to Deny Comp for Injuries Incurred During Felonies 08/10/2011
State: IL | Segment: CENTRAL | 299 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn signed legislation Monday to prohibit employees convicted of reckless homicide, aggravated drunken driving or other felonies from receiving workers' compensation benefits for injuries resulting from those crimes, the Belleville News-Democrat reported Tuesday.S...Read More
 
 
QME Issues Dot the WCAB's Radar, Commissioners Say 07/06/2011
State: CA | Segment: Top | 413 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 84 min read
By John P. Kamin, Legal EditorLAS VEGAS -- The "race" between applicants' attorneys and defense counsel to file a request for qualified medical examiner (QME) panels has caught the eye of the California Workers' C...Read More
 
 
Quinn to Sign Comp Bill Today, but Questions on Causation Remain 06/28/2011
State: IL | Segment: Top | 297 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
By Bill Kidd, Central Bureau ChiefIllinois Gov. Pat Quinn plans to sign and celebrate the workers' compensation bill passed by lawmakers on May 31 during four stops today, but the legislation isn’t expected to end th...Read More
 
 
Quadriplegic Worker Wins Benefits for Heat Stroke 06/21/2011
State: SC | Segment: EAST | 206 | 0
An employer must pay medical benefits of a worker who became a quadriplegic from a work injury and later suffered a heat stroke because he could not leave his caregiver’s overheated car, an appellate court decided. Case: Tims v. J.D. Kitts Construction, No. 4840, 06-15-2011, publis...Read More
 
 
Quinn Appoints Acting Head of Insurance Department 06/07/2011
State: IL | Segment: CENTRAL | 251 | 0
Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn announced Friday that Department of Insurance Chief Deputy Director Jack Messmore will serve as the agency’s acting director.Messmore's appointment was effective Monday.Messmore took over as head of the department with the departure of Michae...Read More
 
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