In local news:

Governor John Bel Edwards made two new appointments and a reappointment to the Workers’ Compensation Advisory Council (WCAC). Mark B. Kruse, D.C., of Metairie, was reappointed. Kruse is a chiropractor and the owner of Family Chiropractic Center. He will serve as a representative of the Chiropractic Association of Louisiana on the Council. Arielle M. Collins, Pharm.D., of Lafayette, was appointed. Collins is a pharmacist with the Lafayette Surgical Specialty Hospital. She will serve as a representative of the 2nd Public Service Commission District. Finally, Jerry J. Jones Jr., of Cloutierville, was appointed to the Council. Jones is a physical therapist and the co-owner of Guidroz Physical Therapy and will serve as a representative of business. The WCAC is responsible for monitoring and reporting to the governor and the legislature on the implementation and administration of laws pertaining to the administration of workers’ compensation claims and making specific recommendations thereon.

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