The Workers’ Compensation Advisory Council (WCAC) held its April meeting yesterday in Baton Rouge, during which it considered a variety of bills and voted whether to recommend them to be heard in Committee this Legislative Session.
The 3rd Annual Workers’ Memorial Day program will be held today from 10-11:30 AM on the steps of the Capitol in Baton Rogue.
The Senate has confirmed law school dean Alex Acosta as President Trump’s Secretary of Labor.
National Underwriter Property & Casualty presented four carriers with awards for their outstanding results in the Risk Manager Choice Awards.
The Legislature is advancing HB 192, which would limit most opioid prescriptions to seven days.
A new analysis found that patients receiving higher doses of opioids experienced worse outcomes, including greater pain intensity and poorer quality of life.
Injured workers will now be able to meet with physicians specialized in workers’ compensation injuries by phone or video when their employers participate in Coventry’s telemedicine program.
President Trump nominated Heather L. MacDougall of Florida to be a Member of the Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission.
VICE News covered the Texas workers’ comp system with an eye toward alternative benefit plans.
The use of interim buprenorphine in people on a waiting list to enter treatment for opioid abuse resulted in dramatically less illicit opioid use than in people without interim therapy.