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Workers' Compensation News

Continuing Education Credits Available at Educational Conference 07/20/2018
State: NV | Segment: WEST | 38 | 0
The Nevada Workers’ Compensation Section announced that people can earn continuing education credits by attending its annual educational conference next month. Continuing education credits available during the eighth annual Nevada Workers’ Compensation Educational Conference i...Read More

Cordant Takes Over Drug Testing Role 07/20/2018
State: ND | Segment: NORTH | 37 | 0 | Popular with Employer | 5 min read
The North Dakota Workforce Safety & Insurance Department has partnered with Cordant Health Solutions to help coordinate medication monitoring for injured workers on chronic opioid therapy, as required by department rules. ...Read More

Alleged Trench Hazards Lead to $189K Fine for Excavating Company 07/20/2018
State: MO | Segment: SOUTH | 55 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 4 min read
An excavating company in Wentzville, Missouri, is facing proposed federal penalties of $189,221 after allegedly allowing two employees to work in an unprotected trench while installing sewers. ...Read More

Advisory Committee Meeting Aug. 8 07/20/2018
State: ID | Segment: WEST | 43 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 23 min read
The Idaho Advisory Committee on Workers’ Compensation is meeting Aug. 8. Committee members will hear reports on negotiated rule-makin...Read More

Court Overturns Assessment of Penalties on Employer for Contesting Worker's Claim 07/20/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: PA | Segment: NORTH | 85 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 5 min read
The Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania ruled that an employer could not be penalized for contesting a worker’s claim after having entered into supplemental agreements on the amount of benefits due. ...Read More

Public Hearing Will Examine New Medical Fee Schedule 07/20/2018
State: KS | Segment: NORTH | 103 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 57 min read
The Kansas Department of Labor will hold a public hearing on Aug. 10 to discuss proposed changes to workers' compensation medical fee schedules. ...Read More

Governor Expands Traumatic-Event Counseling Requirements 07/20/2018
State: AZ | Segment: WEST | 132 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 6 min read
Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey held a ceremony Wednesday to celebrate a bill he signed in April that expanded the traumatic-event counseling program for ...Read More

Claimant Faces Larceny Charge of Underreporting Wages 07/20/2018
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 96 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 2 min read
An Upstate New York claimant was arrested Thursday and charged with defrauding a workers’ compensation carrier out of $4,000 in benefits, the state Inspector General’s Office said. ...Read More

BWC Staff Recommending 12% Rate Decrease for Local Governments 07/20/2018
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 80 | 0
The Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation announced Thursday that it is recommending a 12% rate reduction for school districts and local governments, to take effect Jan. 1. ...Read More

Gov. Signs Electronic Notice Bill Into Law 07/20/2018
State: DE | Segment: SOUTH | 104 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 531 min read
Delaware Gov. John Carney has signed into law a bill that will allow the Industrial Accident Board to send hearing notices and decisions by email instead of certified mail.  ...Read More
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