Category Archives: Features

Analysis: Louisiana Supreme Court Rules Wal-Mart Pharmacy Matter Premature in Split Decision

In a decision dated June 26th, 2019, the Louisiana Supreme Court ruled that a Wal-Mart employee’s motion to compel was premature, because she had not established that “she has not been furnished proper medical attention or that there have been delays or deficiencies in filling prescriptions.” The Louisiana Supreme Court vacated the decision of the court of appeal.

Assistant Secretary Kellar Discusses New 45-Day 1008 Deadline

SB88 by Senator Luneau establishes a 45 day deadline to appeal decisions of the Medical Director as part of the LWC Form 1008 process. The bill passed the Legislature this Session and is on the Governor’s desk. Office of Workers’ Compensation Administration Assistant Secretary Sheral Kellar spoke with Louisiana Comp Blog to discuss the new regulations and what they mean for getting treatment to injured workers faster.

Senate Labor Passes HB285 on Comp for Police Volunteers

The Louisiana Senate Labor and Industrial Relations Committee considered HB285 by Rep. Robert Billiot on Thursday morning. HB285 would provide for benefits for volunteer reserve police officers and deputies; to provide medical benefits for injured reserve police officers and deputies; as well as definitions and related matters.