In national news:

A recent Pennsylvania Supreme Court decision has struck down the state’s use of the American Medical Association (AMA) impairment guides, ruling that the legislature unconstitutionally delegated legislative power to the AMA. According to Sasha Volokh, legal columnist with The Washington Post, the decision is based on Pennsylvania’s non-delegation doctrine in its constitution (similar to the Congressional one at the federal level), which basically prevents it from delegating policy to an organization other than the legislature unless it creates standards to “guide and restrain” the use of the delegated authority.

Read Volokh’s entire analysis here.

Download the case: PA Supreme Court_Protz v WC Appeal Board_6.20.17

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