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Advocates Expect 'Standard' Legislative Session for Comp; Reforms to Come Later

  • State: California
  • Topic: Top
  • - Average time spent on item: 70 minutes
  • - Popular with: Legal
Those hoping for an action-packed legislative session rife with groundbreaking workers’ compen…

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James Witkop Feb 26, 2020 a 8:58 am PST

These bills that require things to be updated or enacted are useless. I believe the PD schedule, by law, is supposed to be updated every five years. I also remember SB 863 requiring a vocational expert fee schedule sometime in 2013.

Dr Feb 26, 2020 a 1:02 pm PST

James Witkop's comment is on target. Take a look at my column in workcompcentral, 2016-07-26, "SB 863 Benefits Employers, Harms Injured Workers."

Take a look also at "SB 863: Assessment of Workers' Compensation Reforms," July 17, 2014, by Lanier, Baker, & Overpeck, California DIR, page 25, re Vocational Expert ("authorizes the Administrative Director to adopt a fee schedule for services provided by vocational experts ").

As for PD, on pages 4 & 6. DIR says "Permanent Disability (PD) benefits are now in effect."

Robert L. Weinmann, MD, Editor, The Weinmann Report (www.politicsofhealthcare.com)

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