State of the States, November 05

iStock-1279348329What'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 American Society of Safety Professionals (ASSP) announced new voluntary workplace safety standards to reduce occupational risks to workers in several predominantly blue-collar fields.
  • The House Committee on Labor, Industrial, and Rehabilitative Services in New Hampshire published its recommendation supporting HB589’s passage this week.
  • The Texas Division of Workers’ Compensation reported 21,086 claims using telemedicine between March 13, 2020, and July 31, 2021.
  • Meanwhile, in Minnesota, the new language in the modified statute of the HF2253 state legislature now includes penalties for health care providers who improperly collect or attempt to collect payment from injured workers.

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