One Presumption Bill Advances, Another Fails

The Senate Labor, Public Employment and Retirement committee advanced SB 1159, authored by committee chair Senator Jerry Hill (D-San Mateo), and co-authored by Assembly Insurance Committee Chair Assemblyman Tom Daly … Read More »

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Emergency QME Telehealth Rules Approved

The Office of Administrative Law approved emergency regulations to allow qualified medical evaluators (QMEs) to provide remote med-legal evaluations as long as certain conditions are met. The agency received pushback … Read More »

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New WCAB Rules In Effect For 2020

The Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board (WCAB) completed an update to its rules of practice and procedure in the waning days of 2019. The changes become effective on January 1, 2020.  … Read More »

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Industry Pushes Back Over Proposed WCAB Rules

The workers’ comp community expressed “serious concerns” about several aspects of the Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board’s proposal to update its rules of practice and procedure. The proposal generated well over … Read More »

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UR Proposal Not Ready For Prime Time

The Division of Workers’ Compensation floated possible changes to the state’s utilization review regulations to meet the demands of SB 1160 legislation. The proposal as it currently stands, however, has … Read More »

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