Monthly Archives: July 2017

In regulatory news:

U.S. Secretary of Labor Alexander Acosta is inviting interested persons to submit nominations for individuals to serve on the Task Force on Apprenticeship Expansion.

July WCAC Meeting Re-Hashes Debate Over Records and SIB Forms

The July Workers’ Compensation Advisory Council (WCAC) meeting held in Baton Rouge on Thursday focused primarily on revisions to several forms, an issue previously debated and discussed at the March meeting. Council members also addressed a letter sent by Dr. Clark Gunderson to WCAC Chair and Office of Workers’ Compensation (OWC) Director Sheral Kellar regarding the differences between two types of pain management physicians.

In local news:

LWCC tops Business Report’s current ranking of workers’ compensation insurance programs by total area staff.

In neighboring news:

Former Texas Public Insurance Counsel and former Workers’ Compensation Commissioner Rod Bordelon has joined Austin-based Granite Public Affairs

In local news:

A recent interesting decision in the Third Circuit determined that LWCC was not responsible for costs associated with a borrowed employee’s injuries sustained in Mexico while “deer netting” in a company helicopter.

In medical news:

FDA advisors voted 22-1 against approval of an abuse-deterrent formulation of extended-release oxycodone that was pitched as being an improvement on OxyContin.