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Tracked Workers' Comp Bills


TRACKED WORKERS' COMP BILLS

 



HB 18   Mackenzie, Ryan Amends Workers' Compensation Act re drugs
 
PLS Summary: (PN 2014) Amends the Workers' Compensation Act, in liability and compensation, requiring the Department of Labor and Industry to select a prescription drug formulary for resolving issues related to drugs prescribed for or related to the treatment of work-related injuries, and establishes a process for the department to annually review updates issued by the formulary publisher to the selected formulary and enforce such a formulary. Further provides for utilization review. Effective in 60 days. (Prior Printer Number: 463)
Companions: HCO1278 (Co-sponsor Memo)
Printer Number(s): P0463  P2014 
Bill History: 06-21-17 H Rereferred to House Rules
11-09-17 H Discussed during public hearing, House Republican Policy Committee  -- House Republican Policy Committee
01-23-18 H Press conference held 
HB 231   Sonney, Curt Amends Workers' Compensation Act re EMS
 
PLS Summary: (PN 197) Amends the Workers' Compensation Act, in additional coverages, adding that "employe" shall also include a person who suffers injury or death as a direct result of rendering emergency care, first aid or rescue at the scene of an emergency and meets all of the following while rendering the emergency care, first aid or rescue: (1) is a member of a volunteer ambulance corps; (3) is operating within the person's scope of practice; and (3) is not officially on duty as a member of a volunteer ambulance corps; Effective immediately.
Companions: HCO 624 (Co-sponsor Memo)
Printer Number(s): P0197 
Bill History: 01-25-17 H Filed
01-31-17 H Introduced and referred to committee on House Labor and Industry
HB 1840   Kauffman, Rob Amends Workers' Compensation Act re IRE
 
PLS Summary: (PN 2513) Amends the Workers' Compensation Act allowing employers to request an Impairment Rating Evaluation after an employee has received total disability compensation for a period of 104 weeks. Requires the employee to submit to a medical evaluation which shall be requested by the insurer within 60 days upon the expiration of the 104 weeks to determine the degree of impairment due to compensable injury. Further provides for physical examination or expert interview. Effective immediately.
Companions: HCO2401 (Co-sponsor Memo)
SB 963 (Related)
Printer Number(s): P2513 
Bill History: 09-28-17 H Filed
10-02-17 H Introduced and referred to committee on House Labor and Industry
HB 1966   Freeman, Robert Act re State Workers' Insurance Board policies
 
PLS Summary: (PN 2823) The State Workers' Insurance Board Health Insurance Program Act authorizes the State Workers' Insurance Board to make available health insurance policies for purchase by the general public; provides for premiums; and authorizes the board to borrow from the State Workers' Insurance Fund in the form of a repayable loan amounts as may be necessary to provide for the payment of claims and administrative expenses that may arise from the program. A loan made from the fund shall not exceed 40 percent of the fund's current ending balance for the latest completed fiscal year. Effective January 1, 2018, or immediately, whichever is later.
Companions: HCO 515 (Co-sponsor Memo)
Printer Number(s): P2823 
Bill History: 12-12-17 H Filed
12-13-17 H Introduced and referred to committee on House Insurance
SB 520   Folmer, Mike Amends Workers' Comp. Act re Clarifying
 
PLS Summary: (PN 531) Amends the Workers' Compensation Act, in liability and compensation, further providing for the liability of an employer by adding that the liability of an employer's affiliate, holding company, or subsidiary, under this act shall be exclusive and in place of any and all other liability to such employes, his legal representative, husband or wife, parents, dependents, next of kin or anyone otherwise entitled to damages in any action at law or otherwise on account of any injury or death as defined in section 301 (c)(1) and (2) or occupational disease as defined in section 108. Effective immediately.
Companions: SB 1378 (Refiled from 15R Session)
SCO 369 (Co-sponsor Memo)
Printer Number(s): P0531 
Bill History: 03-16-17 S Filed
03-16-17 S Introduced and referred to committee on Senate Labor and Industry
SB 936   White, Donald Amends Workers' Comp Act re Drug Formulary
 
PLS Summary: (PN 1281) Amends the Workers' Compensation Act, in liability and compensation, further providing for prescription drugs and the treatment of work-related injuries; and, in procedure, further providing for peer review. The bill requires the department to select a nationally recognized, evidence-based prescription drug formulary appropriate for resolving issues related to drugs prescribed for or related to the treatment of work-related injuries and establishes requirements related to the formulary for comment periods, selection factors, costs, annual review, online availability, savings calculations, and utilization review. The bill also places requirements on utilization review organizations and peer review organizations for certification. Effective in 60 days.
Companions: SCO1112 (Co-sponsor Memo)
Printer Number(s): P1281 
Bill History: 02-06-18 Third consideration 3:39pm
02-06-18 H Defeated on final passage (Vote: N: 98/Y: 98)
03-01-18 H Discussed during budget hearing with DOH and DDAP, House Appropriations  -- House Appropriations
SB 963   Ward, Kim Amends Workers' Comp. Act re IRE process
 
PLS Summary: (PN 1352) Amends the Workers' Compensation Act allowing employers to request an Impairment Rating Evaluation after an employee has received total disability compensation for a period of 104 weeks. Requires the employee to submit to a medical evaluation which shall be requested by the insurer within 60 days upon the expiration of the 104 weeks to determine the degree of impairment due to compensable injury. Further provides for physical examination or expert interview. Effective immediately.
Companions: HB 1840 (Related)
SCO1054 (Co-sponsor Memo)
Printer Number(s): P1352 
Bill History: 03-26-18 S Laid on the table
03-26-18 S Removed from the table
04-16-18 S Set on the Senate Calendar
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Total Bills: 7   7  


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