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.
The Louisiana Supreme Court issued a landmark decision last week granting employers choice of pharmacy, resolving a split in circuit courts up to this point.
Instruments geared toward limiting opioid use and abuse among the general public continue to move, and, after three hours of debate, the bill that would mandate the implementation of the “Official Disability Guidelines” formulary in Louisiana passed the House Labor and Industrial Relations Committee on Thursday 8 yeas to 5 nays. Stick with Louisiana Comp Blog for full coverage of comp-related happenings until the Session ends on June 8th.
The inaugural meeting of the Louisiana Commission on Preventing Opioid Abuse was held yesterday at the Department of Health in Baton Rouge. The Commission is the result of HCR 113, a resolution passed in the last regular legislative session and is co-chaired by Malcolm Broussard of the Louisiana Board of Pharmacy and Eric D. Torres of the Louisiana State Board of Medical Examiners.
Welcome to this month’s edition of Comp Medical News, an essential update series. Each update features stories from around the country, with special focus on medical treatment guidelines and emergent issues related to medical management in workers’ comp.