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SWCB Announces Actions Involving 8 Doctors 07/26/2013
State: NY | Segment: EAST | 338 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The New York State Workers' Compensation Board on Wednesday announced actions concerning the authorization of eight doctors to treat injured workers or conduct independent medical examinations.SWCB Chairman Robert Beloten said the board temporarily suspended the IME authorization of ...Read More
 
 
State Releases Chiro Exoneration Order following Lawsuit 07/25/2013
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: OR | Segment: WEST | 127 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Oregon Board of Chiropractic Examiners on Monday released a court order clearing a woman of allegations of unprofessional conduct after the chiropractor sued to release the document.In March 2011, the board notified Kim Jameson that it was investigating allegations including fraud an...Read More
 
 
Self-Insurers: Mediation Will Require Early Investigation 07/25/2013
State: SC | Segment: EAST | 463 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
The South Carolina Self-Insurers Association is advising members to act early to investigate and act on all worker's compensation claims in response to a new mandatory mediation program adopted by the state Workers' Compensation Commission effective last month.Mike Chase, the ass...Read More
 
 
Self-Insurers Assn. Holding Educational Conference Sept. 20 07/24/2013
By: Jim Sams (Senior Editor)
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 346 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The California Self-Insurers Association will hold its Fall Educational Conference on Sept. 20 at the Marriott Hotel in Walnut Creek, Calif.Kathy Zalewski, chief counsel for the Department of Industrial Relations, and Dr. Rupali Das, executive medical director for the Division of Workers...Read More
 
 
SWCB Announces Removal of Authorizations for 3 Physicians 07/24/2013
State: NY | Segment: EAST | 318 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The New York State Workers' Compensation Board on Tuesday announced the removal of three physicians from authorization lists allowing the treatment of injured workers or the performance of independent medical examinations.SWCB Chairman Robert Beloten said he has revoked the treatment...Read More
 
 
SWCB Announces 2014 Hearing Schedule 07/24/2013
State: NY | Segment: EAST | 272 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The New York State Workers' Compensation Board on Tuesday released a schedule of holiday closings for 2014.SWCB Chairman Robert Beloten said in a regulatory notice the board has designated 10 holidays next year during which the board will be closed and another 12 days when board offi...Read More
 
 
Study: Dispensing Ban, PDMP Combined to Reduce Opioid Abuse 07/23/2013
State: FL | Segment: Top | 996 | 0 | Popular with Legal
By Michael Whiteley, Eastern Bureau Chief Florida's two-year-old state law aimed at shutting down the state's pill mills has significantly reduced drug-related deaths and appears to have cut down on the use of opi...Read More
 
 
Supplemental Benefit Program a Work in Progress 07/22/2013
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 650 | 0 | Popular with Legal
ANAHEIM, Calif. – Department of Industrial Relations officials appear to have as many questions as answers when it comes to implementing a program that will make up to $120 million a year in supplemental payments to some injured workers in California.Kathy Zalewski, chief counsel f...Read More
 
 
Senate Removes Industrial Commission from Regulatory Reform 07/22/2013
State: NC | Segment: Top | 464 | 0 | Popular with Legal
By Michael Whiteley, Eastern Bureau ChiefThe North Carolina Senate last week voted to scrap a version of regulatory reform that would have exempted judges and some other key staff at the state Industrial Commission from state ...Read More
 
 
Suit for Accidental Settlement Filed in Wrong Court, 5th Cir. Rules 07/19/2013
State: LA | Segment: Top | 389 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A workers' compensation insurer's suit alleging that its former attorneys negligently settled a workers' compensation claim for $211,302 failed this week, when the U.S. 5th Circuit Court of Appeals concluded that the carrier had filed the suit in the wrong state. The 5th Circ...Read More
 
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