Here’s a legislative stinker for you: SB 1096. The bill would allow pharmacies to sell patient information to pharmaceutical companies, who would then be able to communicate directly with patients about prescription refills. The rationale? Some patients forget to take their medicine, and these communications would allow for reminders to people who might otherwise skip

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Bear Sterns is being bailed out. March Madness is around the corner.California Republican legislators who blocked higher yacht and oil taxes are now probably facing bake sales outside their offices staffed by teachers getting pink slips. Bobby Flay kicks butt again on Iron Chef. Bush issues an executive order emasculating the independent Intelligence Oversight Board.

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Who? And when?

The governor still hasn’t filled that other vacancy on the Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board.

The rumor mill has been kinda quiet.

Send your suggestions and reliable tips to me and I’ll consider posting them.

And check back in the next couple of days for my next post… “What If?”

Julius Young
www.boxerlaw.com

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Who? And when? The governor still hasn’t filled that other vacancy on the Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board. The rumor mill has been kinda quiet. Send your suggestions and reliable tips to me and I’ll consider posting them. And check back in the next couple of days for my next post… “What If?” Julius Youngwww.boxerlaw.com (you

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The California DWC continues on in its EAMS project for the Workers Compensation Appeals Board to go paperless.

It’s a huge project, and recently there have been many rumors that the project had hit some bumps in the road, delaying its rollout.

Now the DWC is sponsoring an EAMS newsletter to keep the comp “community” advised on the status of the project. Here’s the link to that so you can subscribe:
http://www.dir.ca.gov/DWC/eams/

CSIMS (the California Society of Industrial Medicine and Surgery) recently sent a letter to the DWC blasting the planned cessation of EDEX later this summer. To learn about those concerns, click here:
http://www.csims.net/pdf/EDEX%20&%2 … uccess.pdf

Meanwhile, a number of attorney offices across the state (on both the applicant and defense side), are experimenting with “going paperless”.
Yours truly is one of the guinea pigs at Boxer and Gerson, adjusting to
working with mail scanned into our system in anticipation of EAMS.

Stay tuned.

Julius Young
http://www.boxerlaw.com/attorney_bios/julius_young.html