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Contractor Class Code Certification Placed on Suspense File

06/29/2023
Appropriations Committee voted 6-0 to send AB 336 to its suspense file on Monday. The suspense file is effectively a spot to hold bills with projected price tags until lawmakers have a better understanding of the states financial position. The committee will call a vote-only hearing to consider bills on

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Bills to Maintain Debit Card Payments, Extend Presumptions in SD Go to Senate Floor

06/28/2023
Bills that would give fire and rescue workers in San Diego the same presumptions as other first responders and allow California carriers to continue using debit cards to pay indemnity benefits bypassed a fiscal committee and are now up for a vote by the full Senate. Assembly Bill 699 by

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Committee Passes Debit Card Payment, Presumption Bills

06/16/2023
A California Senate committee unanimously passed bills that would give some fire and rescue workers in San Diego the same presumptions as other first responders and allow carriers to continue using prepaid debit cards to pay benefits to injured workers. The Senate Committee on Labor and Public

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Debit Card Payment, Presumption Bills Set for June 14 Hearing

06/05/2023
A California Senate committee will on June 14 hear testimony on bills that would extend authorization for carriers to deliver benefits using prepaid debit cards and give San Diego fire and rescue workers access to the same presumptions offered to other members of the states law enforcement

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Assembly Passes Bill to Exempt UR Time From TD Cap, Expand PTSD Presumption

05/30/2023
The California Assembly passed bills that would exempt time spent disputing medical treatment issues from the aggregate cap on temporary disability benefits as well as a measure to create a post-traumatic stress disorder presumption for nurses at state hospitals. The Assembly last week also

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Senate Passes PTSD Presumption, UR Licensing Measures

05/24/2023
The California Senate passed bills that would require that some utilization reviewers be licensed in the state and would extend a presumption that post-traumatic stress disorder is compensable to additional public safety workers. The Senate on Monday voted 35-0 to pass SB 623 which would apply

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Fiscal Committees Pass Comp Bills Ahead of Deadline

05/23/2023
Fiscal committees in the California Legislature recently signed off on workers compensation bills with a combined projected price tag of more than 10 million. Appropriations committees in the Senate and Assembly each passed three work comp bills ahead of Fridays deadline for fiscal

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MPN, TD Duration Bills Set for Wednesday Appropriations Committee Hearing

05/08/2023
The California Assembly Appropriations Committee is scheduled to discuss on Wednesday potential fiscal implications for bills that would modify medical provider network requirements and exclude time spent waiting for medical treatment authorization from the cap on temporary disability benefits

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Assembly Passes San Diego Fire and Rescue Presumption, Debit Card Bills

05/01/2023
The California Assembly unanimously passed bills that would allow carriers to continue using debit cards to deliver indemnity benefits and give San Diego fire and rescue workers access to the same presumptions offered to other members of the states law enforcement community. The Assembly voted

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Committee Passes MPN, TD Duration Bill

04/27/2023
The California Assembly Insurance Committee on Wednesday passed bills that would bring scheduling entities back into rosters for medical provider networks and exclude from the cap on the duration of temporary disability benefits any time spent waiting for the reversal of a utilization review

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