State of the States, December 17

iStock-520498276What's happening this week in workers' compensation? IWP's weekly legislative wrap-up, State of the States, keeps you up to date on important matters within the workers' compensation and pharmacy arena.

This week's legislative wrap-up contains updates including:

  • The US House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed HB2355 regarding opioid prescription verification.
  • According to major employers such as Walmart, too many workers’ compensation claims are being denied.
  • In New Jersey, Garden State Democrats pre-filed a bill that will allow injured workers to select their physician and medical services.
  • Meanwhile, the Palmetto State is looking to change qualifications and requirements for serving as a workers’ compensation commissioner.
  • In Wisconsin, legislators introduced AB 778 on Thursday, aiming to change the state’s current workers’ compensation presumption for those suffering from PTSD.

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This edition includes an update on national news.  

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