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Bill Research Report 06-06-2018 - 09:43:49

 

  

HB 18   
Mackenzie, Ryan(R) Amends the Workers' Compensation Act, in liability and compensation, further providing for prescription drugs and the treatment of work-related injuries; and, in procedure, further providing for peer review.
 
PLS Summary: (PN 2014) Amends the Workers' Compensation Act, in liability and compensation, requiring the Department of Labor and Industry to select a prescription drug formulary for resolving issues related to drugs prescribed for or related to the treatment of work-related injuries, and establishes a process for the department to annually review updates issued by the formulary publisher to the selected formulary and enforce such a formulary. Further provides for utilization review. Effective in 60 days. (Prior Printer Number: 463)
Companions: HCO1278 (Co-sponsor Memo)
Printer Number(s): P0463  P2014 
Track Name(s): Worker's Comp(Monitor), Tracked Legislation(Support)
Last Action: 1-23-18 H Press conference held
HB 231   
Sonney, Curt(R) Amends the Workers' Compensation Act, in additional coverages, further providing for the definition of "employe."
 
PLS Summary: (PN 197) Amends the Workers' Compensation Act, in additional coverages, adding that "employe" shall also include a person who suffers injury or death as a direct result of rendering emergency care, first aid or rescue at the scene of an emergency and meets all of the following while rendering the emergency care, first aid or rescue: (1) is a member of a volunteer ambulance corps; (3) is operating within the person's scope of practice; and (3) is not officially on duty as a member of a volunteer ambulance corps; Effective immediately.
Companions: HCO 624 (Co-sponsor Memo)
Printer Number(s): P0197 
Track Name(s): Worker's Comp(Monitor), Tracked Legislation(Monitor-Opposed)
Last Action: 1-31-17 H Introduced and referred to committee on House Labor and Industry
HB 1800   
Nelson, Eric(R) Amends Title 40 (Insurance), in regulation of insurers and related persons generally, providing for medication synchronization.
 
PLS Summary: (PN 3224) Amends Title 40 (Insurance), in regulation of insurers and related persons generally, providing for medication synchronization. The bill establishes no individual or group health insurance plan providing prescription drug coverage shall deny coverage for the dispensing of a medication that is dispensed by a network pharmacy on the basis that the dispensing is for a partial supply if the prescriber or pharmacist determines the fill or refill to be in the best interest of the patient and the patient requests or agrees to a partial supply for the purpose of medication synchronization. Effective in 365 days.
Companions: HCO2246 (Co-sponsor Memo)
Printer Number(s): P3224 
Track Name(s): Worker's Comp(Monitor), Tracked Legislation(Monitor)
Last Action: 5-18-18 S Received in the Senate and referred to Senate Banking and Insurance
HB 1840   
Kauffman, Rob(R) Amends the Workers' Compensation Act, in liability & compensation, further providing for schedule of compensation and for physical examination or expert interview.
 
PLS Summary: (PN 2513) Amends the Workers' Compensation Act allowing employers to request an Impairment Rating Evaluation after an employee has received total disability compensation for a period of 104 weeks. Requires the employee to submit to a medical evaluation which shall be requested by the insurer within 60 days upon the expiration of the 104 weeks to determine the degree of impairment due to compensable injury. Further provides for physical examination or expert interview. Effective immediately.
Companions: HCO2401 (Co-sponsor Memo)
SB 963 (Related)
Printer Number(s): P2513  P3595 
Track Name(s): Worker's Comp(Monitor), Hot Bills(Monitor), Tracked Legislation(Support)
Last Action: 6- 6-18 H Set on the Tabled Calendar
HB 1966   
Freeman, Robert(D) Act authorizing the State Workers' Insurance Board to make available health insurance policies for purchase by the general public; providing for premiums; & authorizing a loan from the State Workers' Insurance Fund.
 
PLS Summary: (PN 2823) The State Workers' Insurance Board Health Insurance Program Act authorizes the State Workers' Insurance Board to make available health insurance policies for purchase by the general public; provides for premiums; and authorizes the board to borrow from the State Workers' Insurance Fund in the form of a repayable loan amounts as may be necessary to provide for the payment of claims and administrative expenses that may arise from the program. A loan made from the fund shall not exceed 40 percent of the fund's current ending balance for the latest completed fiscal year. Effective January 1, 2018, or immediately, whichever is later.
Companions: HCO 515 (Co-sponsor Memo)
Printer Number(s): P2823 
Track Name(s): Worker's Comp(Monitor-Opposed), Co-sponsorship Memo's(Monitor), Tracked Legislation(Monitor-Opposed)
Last Action: 4-25-18 H Press conference held
HB 2207   
Evankovich, Eli(R) Amends the Workers' Compensation Act, in liability & compensation, further defining "injury" & "personal injury"; providing for diseases with long latency periods between occupational exposure & manifestation; & liability.
 
PLS Summary: (PN 3227) Amends the Workers' Compensation Act, in liability and compensation, further defining "injury" and "personal injury"; providing for diseases with long latency periods between occupational exposure and manifestation of the disease; and further providing for liability. The bill establishes that claims filed for any disease for which the time period between exposure to the hazard of disease in the workplace and manifestation of disease is greater than 300 weeks must be filed within 300 weeks of the date on which a claimant is diagnosed with the disease or the disease is detectable. It shall be a claimant's burden to prove that the disease for which compensation is sought has a latency period of more than 300 weeks. Effective immediately.
Companions: HCO2857 (Co-sponsor Memo)
SB 1052 (Related)
Printer Number(s): P3227 
Track Name(s): Worker's Comp(Monitor), Tracked Legislation(Monitor)
Last Action: 4- 2-18 H Introduced and referred to committee on House Labor and Industry
SB 520   
Folmer, Mike(R) Amends the Workers' Compensation Act, in liability and compensation, further providing for the liability of an employer.
 
PLS Summary: (PN 531) Amends the Workers' Compensation Act, in liability and compensation, further providing for the liability of an employer by adding that the liability of an employer's affiliate, holding company, or subsidiary, under this act shall be exclusive and in place of any and all other liability to such employes, his legal representative, husband or wife, parents, dependents, next of kin or anyone otherwise entitled to damages in any action at law or otherwise on account of any injury or death as defined in section 301 (c)(1) and (2) or occupational disease as defined in section 108. Effective immediately.
Companions: SB 1378 (Refiled from 15R Session)
SCO 369 (Co-sponsor Memo)
Printer Number(s): P0531 
Track Name(s): Worker's Comp(Monitor), Co-sponsorship Memo's(Monitor), Tracked Legislation(Monitor-Opposed)
Last Action: 3-16-17 S Introduced and referred to committee on Senate Labor and Industry
SB 936   
White, Donald(R) Amends the Workers' Compensation Act, in liability and compensation, further providing for prescription drugs and the treatment of work-related injuries; and, in procedure, further providing for peer review.
 
PLS Summary: (PN 1281) Amends the Workers' Compensation Act, in liability and compensation, further providing for prescription drugs and the treatment of work-related injuries; and, in procedure, further providing for peer review. The bill requires the department to select a nationally recognized, evidence-based prescription drug formulary appropriate for resolving issues related to drugs prescribed for or related to the treatment of work-related injuries and establishes requirements related to the formulary for comment periods, selection factors, costs, annual review, online availability, savings calculations, and utilization review. The bill also places requirements on utilization review organizations and peer review organizations for certification. Effective in 60 days.
Companions: SB 1187 (Related)
SCO1112 (Co-sponsor Memo)
Printer Number(s): P1281 
Track Name(s): Worker's Comp(Monitor), Hot Bills(Monitor), Tracked Legislation(Support)
Last Action: 5-21-18 G Bill, together with Governor's Veto Message, laid on the
table
SB 963   
Ward, Kim(R) Amends the Workers' Compensation Act, in liability and compensation, further providing for schedule of compensation and for physical examination or expert interview.
 
PLS Summary: (PN 1352) Amends the Workers' Compensation Act allowing employers to request an Impairment Rating Evaluation after an employee has received total disability compensation for a period of 104 weeks. Requires the employee to submit to a medical evaluation which shall be requested by the insurer within 60 days upon the expiration of the 104 weeks to determine the degree of impairment due to compensable injury. Further provides for physical examination or expert interview. Effective immediately.
Companions: HB 1840 (Related)
SCO1054 (Co-sponsor Memo)
Printer Number(s): P1352 
Track Name(s): Worker's Comp(Monitor), Hot Bills(Support), Tracked Legislation(Support)
Last Action: 6- 6-18 S Set on the Senate Calendar
SB 1187   
White, Donald(R) Amends the Workers' Compensation Act, in liability & compensation, further providing for prescription drugs & the treatment of work-related injuries; &, in procedure, further providing for peer review.
 
PLS Summary: (PN 1810) Amends the Workers' Compensation Act, in liability and compensation, further providing for prescription drugs and the treatment of work-related injuries; and, in procedure, further providing for peer review. The bill provides that all prescriptions of compounded drugs, reimbursement shall be limited to 110 percent of the average wholesale price of each ingredient in the compounded drug. Further, the department shall develop evidence-based prescription guidelines appropriate to the prescription of pain medication drugs prescribed for or related to the treatment of work-related injuries and the department shall develop a program for educating and explaining its evidence-based prescription guidelines. The stated intent of the bill is to reduce the over prescription of pain medication in the Worker's Compensation System. Effective in 60 days.
Companions: SB 936 (Related)
SCO1428 (Co-sponsor Memo)
Printer Number(s): P1810 
Track Name(s): Worker's Comp(Support), Hot Bills(Support), Tracked Legislation(Support)
Last Action: 6- 1-18 S Introduced and referred to committee on Senate Labor and Industry
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Total Bills: 10   10  
Track(s):   (Master List Only)Auto Budget Co-sponsorship Memo's Financial Regulation General Regulation Homeowners Hot Bills Liability Licensing Other Tracked Legislation Worker's Comp 


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