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HB 1007: Workers' Compensation

GENERAL BILL by Hood

Workers' Compensation; Clarifies factors considered in determining major contributing cause; authorizes collection & testing of blood & urine samples upon request; provides immunity; provides for payment of medical bills regardless of test results; provides for post-accident drug testing; authorizes use of drug test results by employers that comply with material provisions of drug-free workplace requirements; revises time within which carriers must authorize an alternative physician; revises requirements related to treatment reassessment when controlled substances are proscribed; provides that certain benefits shall not be awarded when an employee is capable of performing light-duty work; provides that all preexisting conditions & injuries are subject to apportionment; authorizes advance payment of compensation only for compensable injuries; provides methodology for repayment of advances made by self-insured employers.

Effective Date: 7/1/2014
Last Action: 5/2/2014 House - Died in Insurance and Banking Subcommittee, companion bill(s) passed, see CS/CS/HB 271 (Ch. 2014-109)
Location: In committee/council (IBS)
Bill Text: PDF



Bill History

Date Chamber Action
2/19/2014 House • Filed
2/28/2014 House • Referred to Insurance and Banking Subcommittee; Government Operations Appropriations Subcommittee; Regulatory Affairs Committee -HJ 87
3/4/2014 House • Introduced -HJ 86
3/7/2014 House • On Committee agenda-- Insurance and Banking Subcommittee, 03/11/14, 9:30 am, Sumner Hall --Temporarily deferred
5/2/2014 House • Died in Insurance and Banking Subcommittee, companion bill(s) passed, see CS/CS/HB 271 (Ch. 2014-109)