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Bredesen Signs Bill that Defines MMI in Pain Management Cases 05/28/2010
State: TN | Segment: EAST | 282 | 0
Tennessee Gov. Phil Bredesen on Wednesday signed legislation into law that defines maximum medical improvement (MMI) as it relates to pain management.Injured workers in the state are entitled to lifetime medical benefits. But supporters of Senate Bill 2928 requested that workers be class...Read More
Board Notes Second Injury Fund Assessments Due June 15 05/28/2010
State: IN | Segment: CENTRAL | 204 | 0
The Workers' Compensation Board of Indiana has issued a reminder that the second installment of the Second Injury Fund assessment is due on June 15.Payments received after that date may be subject to a penalty, the board said.Board Chairman Linda Hamilton announced last y...Read More
Box Plant Managers May Avoid Jail in WC Fraud Case 05/27/2010
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 193 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The attorney for one of the two former managers of a box manufacturing company in Salinas, Calif., said his clients should avoid jail time when they are sentenced today for their involvement in a workers' compensation fraud case.David Polk and Douglas Tateoka, who worked for Smurfit-...Read More
Bus Driver Takes Five Months Off After Spitting Incident 05/27/2010
State: NY | Segment: EAST | 115 | 0
A former New York City bus driver who took five month's sick leave after being spat upon has triggered a review of time off granted to drivers involved in similar incidents and sparked a warning from the New York Daily News editorial board that the practice is "all wet."The Daily New...Read More
Bethlehem Steel Workers Added to Cold-War Exposure Cohort 05/25/2010
State: NY | Segment: EAST | 174 | 0
The Federal Advisory Board on Radiation and Worker Health last week added Cold War-era nuclear weapons workers at a Bethlehem Steel plant in New York to a special exposure cohort (SEC) established to make it easier for workers exposed to radiation to be compensated through the Energy Employees Occup...Read More
Board Suspends Doctor Arrested for Alleged Prescribing Violations 05/25/2010
State: TX | Segment: CENTRAL | 109 | 0
The Texas Medical Board announced that on Monday a board panel temporarily suspended the license of Don Martin O’Neal, M.D., of Sulphur Springs, License No. E2769, after determining that O’Neal’s continuation in the practice of medicine "presents a continuing threat to public healt...Read More
Bureau Board Meets Friday for Reports, Executive Session 05/24/2010
State: OH | Segment: CENTRAL | 80 | 0
The Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation board of directors will hold its monthly meeting from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. on Friday in Room 3 on Level 2 of the William Green Building at 30 W. Spring St. in Columbus.The meeting will include an executive session for personnel matters....Read More
Board Clarifies Independent Contractor Certificate Policy 05/21/2010
State: IN | Segment: CENTRAL | 101 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Workers' Compensation Board of Indiana has reported that effective immediately, any independent contractor, regardless of trade, may be granted a clearance certificate by the board. Board Chairwoman Mary Hamilton told WorkCompCentral Thursday that the notice was to clarify the ag...Read More
Bill Will Allow Direct Deposit, Debit Card Comp Payments 05/20/2010
State: LA | Segment: CENTRAL | 122 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal has signed legislation to allow payment of workers’ compensation benefits to injured workers using direct bank deposits or debit cards, instead of mailing checks.Senate Bill 106 by Sens. Neil Riser, R-Columbia, and Francis Thompson, D-Delhi, also deals w...Read More
Board Announces Form for Medical-Only Claim Suspensions 05/20/2010
State: IN | Segment: CENTRAL | 234 | 0
The Workers’ Compensation Board of Indiana has developed a new form to be used to terminate benefits for medical-only claims.The form is titled "Notice of Suspension of Medical Benefits-SF 54217."The form, and other board forms, can be reached at ...Read More
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