State of the States, September 17

iStock-1221565532What'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:

  • Members of the Iowa Association for Justice and workers’ compensation advocates are asking the Iowa Supreme Court for clarification on a 2017 workers’ compensation law that reduced benefits for specific injuries.
  • Meanwhile, the US Department of Energy’s (DOE) Hanford site is gaining attention surrounding a workers’ compensation law passed by the Washington legislature in 2018.
  • In Colorado, SB11, enacted earlier this month, requires pharmacists who dispense opioids to inform patients about the dangers of the medications and to offer them an opioid antagonist such as Narcan.
  • AdvisorSmith using the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries, released its top 25 deadliest occupations in the country list.

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