State of the States, May 8

Telemedicine in Pennsylvania

What'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:

  • After resuming in-person sessions, the Oklahoma House is considering a workers' compensation reform bill that could increase maximum weekly limits for disability awards, among other changes.
  • In New Jersey, the legislature is considering the expansion of workers' compensation benefits to include front line workers who contract COVID-19 and to provide benefits to the dependents of essential employees who die from COVID-19.
  • Governor Wolf of Pennsylvania vetoed a bill designed to expand access to telemedicine due to certain restrictive changes that deemed the bill unsupportable. 

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This edition also includes an update from California and Virginia. 

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