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Office of Injured Employee Counsel Opposes Crackdown on Compounds 10/13/2017
By: J. Todd Foster (Reporter)
State: TX | Segment: Top | 761 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The state agency that helps injured workers navigate the workers’ compensation system opposes a proposal to require preauthorization for all compounded medications. ...Read More
 
 

OSHA Resumes Regular Enforcement Following Hurricane Harvey 10/13/2017
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 591 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration, which had ceased most programmed enforcement actions following Hurricane Harvey, resumed normal enforcement throughout Texas and Louisiana on Tuesday. ...Read More
 
 

Opioid Maker Settles Attorney General Investigation for $500,000 10/09/2017
State: MA | Segment: NORTH | 468 | 0 | Popular with Legal
An opioid manufacturer has agreed to pay $500,000 to settle allegations that it engaged in a widespread plot to unlawfully market its fentanyl spray and pay kickbacks to providers to push the product. ...Read More
 
 

One of Country's Most Expensive States for Comp Considers 14% Rate Decrease 09/28/2017
By: Emily Brill (Reporter)
State: CT | Segment: NORTH | 436 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The nation's fourth most expensive state for workers' compensation insurance could be looking at an approximately 14% rate decrease come January if its insurance commissioner approves a National Council on Compensation Insurance proposal announced last week. ...Read More
 
 

Officer Injured While Returning From Training Event Gets Benefits 09/27/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: MD | Segment: SOUTH | 451 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Maryland Court of Special Appeals ruled that a police officer was entitled to benefits for his injuries in a motorcycle accident while traveling home from a training event on what had been scheduled to be his day off. ...Read More
 
 
Oct. 2 Is Last Day to Register for State Bar's Work Comp Legal Specialist Exam 09/21/2017
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 520 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The last day to register for the state bar's legal specialist examination for the workers' compensation field is Oct. 2. Registration costs $350. The laptop software ...Read More
 
 

Obama-Era Regulation Adds Worker Protections to Opt-Out Plans 09/18/2017
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 551 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Employees at workers’ comp non-subscriber companies — and potentially those covered by future opt-out plans — will have additional benefit protections under an Obama-era regulation scheduled to take effect on Jan. 1. ...Read More
 
 

Observers See Significant Changes in Last Expected Revision to Formulary Rules 09/13/2017
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 1911 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Observers say the California Division of Workers’ Compensation made important — if not major — changes to its proposed formulary regulations for what is expected to be the last public comment period before agency formally adopts the rules. ...Read More
 
 

OIEC Names Liaison to Help First Responders Navigate Comp System 09/07/2017
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 283 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Office of Injured Employee Counsel has appointed a first responders’ liaison to assist fire, police and emergency workers with their workers’ compensation claims. ...Read More
 
 

Office Drafting Bulletin to Bar Mandatory Genetic Testing of Claimants 09/05/2017
By: Emily Brill (Reporter)
State: LA | Segment: Top | 387 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Louisiana has become the latest state to grapple with the role of pharmacogenetic testing in workers' compensation claims.  After learning...Read More
 
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