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CSIMS Media Clips Report 8/9

Thursday, August 9, 2018   (0 Comments)
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UPCOMING EVENTS

2018 Western Occupational Health Conference (WOHC)

 

September 12-15

San Francisco, CA

CSIMS members are eligible for a discount. Click HERE to learn more!

DWC QME Exam

October 20th

Planning on becoming a QME? Contact our office to learn more on prep courses to satisfy the requirements to become a QME!

 

Learn more about the upcoming exam date HERE

 

 

ADVOCACY

WCAB Appointments

On August 8, Katherine Williams Dodd, 29, of Napa, was appointed to the California Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board to fill a vacant attorney slot. Dodd has served as deputy legal affairs secretary in the Office of Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. since 2017.

 

Last month, Brown appointed a high-school classmate, 80-year-old Juan Pedro Gaffney, to the WCAB. As discussed in the coverage on this appointment, this appointment was met with concern as Gaffney has no prior workers’ compensation experience and is not an attorney.

 

These appointments require Senate confirmation. CSIMS is a stakeholder in the process and appreciates feedback from members on these key appointments.

 

If you have any comments, please email CSIMS advocates at KP Public Affairs at advocacy@csims.org

 

ARTICLES

WorkCompCentral

Young: State's Top 10 WC Developments, First Half 2018

 

Around each midyear I look back at what were the top events and trends in California workers’ compensation during the first half.

 

WorkCompCentral

Brown Appoints Legal Affairs Attorney to WCAB

 

California Gov. Jerry Brown has appointed his deputy legal affairs secretary to the Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board, leaving one vacancy on the board to fill with a little more than four months left as governor.

 

WorkCompCentral

Lawmakers Want Auditor to Review Timeliness of Care

 

Two Southern California lawmakers want the state’s auditor to conduct an independent investigation on the timeliness of medical care being provided to injured workers.

 

WorkCompCentral

Amended Bill Would Require Employers to Provide Notice of Eligibility for $120M Fund Payments

 

Employers in California would be required to notify the Department of Industrial Relations when a worker receives the job retraining voucher and is thereby eligible for payment from the $120 million Return-to-Work Supplement Program, under amended legislation introduced Monday.

 

WorkCompCentral

Pure Premium Recommendation on Agenda for WCIRB Meeting

 

The Governing Committee of California’s Workers’ Compensation Insurance Rating Bureau could recommend a Jan. 1, 2019, advisory pure premium rate during a meeting Wednesday in Oakland.

 

The San Diego Union-Tribune

Court rules former Indianapolis Colt ineligible receiver of California workers comp

 

With the start of the NFL’s 99th season barely a month away, today we tackle how workers compensation applies to cumulative injuries on the field that later result in disability.

 

Napa Valley Register

Brown appoints Katherine Dodd of Napa to Workers' Comp board

 

Katherine Williams Dodd, 29, of Napa, has been appointed to the California Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board, a position that pays $153,689 and requires Senate confirmation, Gov. Jerry Brown announced Monday.

 

 


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