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L&I Issues Policy Statements on Benefits, Vocational Training Transport, Independent Exams 06/21/2016
State: WA | Segment: WEST | 418 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 4 min read
The Washington state Department of Labor and Industries clarified its policies relating to special warrants for benefit payments, transportation for vocational training, and scheduling of independent medical examinations. The department issued Policy 2.91 on May 15, which defines the step...Read More

Judge to Hold Hearing on Governor's Work Comp Panel 06/21/2016
State: KY | Segment: SOUTH | 794 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 8 min read
Workers' compensation industry stakeholders aren't letting a governor — with a habit for abolishing commissions, then rewriting laws that revive them under new terms — use that tactic on the state workers' compensation panel without a fight, ...Read More

Estate Entitled to PD Benefits Even Though Claimant Was Not at MMI 06/21/2016
State: SC | Segment: SOUTH | 526 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 4 min read
The dependents of a mechanic whose spine was crushed when a school bus fell on top of him are entitled to the claimant's permanent and total disability benefits even though he died of unrelated causes before reaching maximum medical improvement, the South Carolina Court of Appeals ruled, reve...Read More

Court Addresses Burden on Worker to Lift Suspension on Benefits 06/21/2016
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: DC | Segment: SOUTH | 486 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 10 min read
The District of Columbia's highest court earlier this month ordered publication of its decision from March saying that a worker whose temporary total benefits were suspended could not get permanent partial disability benefits until she got the suspension order modified. ...Read More

Doctor Accused Of Running Pill Mill Granted Authority to Recommend Prescriptions 06/21/2016
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 599 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 11 min read
After considering the potential for a public health crisis if a large pain management practice shuts down, U.S. Magistrate Judge H. Kenneth Schroeder Jr. opted to allow a doctor accused of running a pill mill to begin recommending treatment plans to patients again. ...Read More

High Court Vacates Award to Worker Allegedly Misled About Condition 06/21/2016
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: KY | Segment: SOUTH | 588 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 75 min read
A divided Kentucky Supreme Court overturned an award of benefits to an injured auto manufacturing worker, saying the administrative law judge needed to make additional findings as to whether the employer had misled the worker about his condition and what the worker's wages were. ...Read More
Brentwood Appoints Claims Supervisor in Raleigh 06/21/2016
State: NC | Segment: SOUTH | 618 | 0 | Popular with Employer | 71 min read
Brentwood Services Administrators announced Monday the promotion of Shirley Girard to claims supervisor at its Raleigh remote office. Girard's responsibilities include providing guidance and supervision for claims adjusters, and support personnel, assisting in maintaining client ...Read More
CDC Hosting Free Webinar on Opioid Guidelines 06/21/2016
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 559 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 11 min read
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is offering a free, one-hour webinar on Wednesday, June 22, about the agency’s guidelines for prescribing opioids for chronic pain. The webinar will take place from 2-3 p.m., Eastern time. Webinar participants will hear an ...Read More

Frank Arcara Joins Alliant as VP in Pennsylvania 06/21/2016
State: PA | Segment: NORTH | 573 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 8 min read
Frank Arcara Alliant has hired Frank Ar...Read More

Bill Restricting Initial Opioid Prescriptions to 7 Days Clears Legislature 06/21/2016
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 606 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 198 min read
Both chambers of the New York state legislature passed a bill that will limit initial opioid prescriptions to a seven-day supply, sending the measure to Gov. Andrew Cuomo's desk. ...Read More
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