What is the likely 2019 agenda at the California Division of Workers’ Compensation? We now have some clues, courtesy of a recent presentation by current DWC Administrative Director George Parisotto, who spoke at the December 2018 CHSWC meeting  in Oakland. Following the meeting I asked Parisotto if he would be willing to share the list

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The California Court of Appeal, 1st District has now issued an opinion certified for publication in an important apportionment case, City of Petaluma V. WCAB (Aaron Lindh) (see text of the decision below). Lindh, a police canine officer, had injured his eye by receiving three to six blows to the head while doing training with a

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RAND has posted its draft report on Medical -Legal reporting in California workers’ compensation. The report, authored by RAND researcher Barbara Wynn, titled “California Workers’ Compensation Medical-Legal Fee Schedule” notes that: “The California Department of Industrial Relations (DIR) Division of Workers Compensation (DWC) requested that RAND review the California workers’ compensation Medical-Legal (ML) fee schedule,

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Time flies. It has been six years since the passage of the 2012 workers’ comp reform package, SB 863. And it’s been two years since the WCIRB published a November 2016 dedicated research paper monitoring the costs of SB 863 (see link below). Data isn’t everything,. It is obvious but alway needs repeating. The workers’

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