Bill Status of HB5354 100th General Assembly
Short Description: WORKERS' COMPENSATION VARIOUS
Rep. Michael D. Unes
| 1/8/2019||House||Session Sine Die|
Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Workers' Compensation Act. Limits the scope of the term "arising out of and in the course of employment". Makes changes regarding recovery when an employee is traveling. Increases the duration of the period of temporary total incapacity necessary for recovery. Provides that injuries to the shoulder and hip are to be considered to be injuries to the arm and leg, respectfully. Provides for the implementation of a closed formulary for prescription medicine. Provides for electronic claims. Requires the posting of collateral when seeking judicial review. Provides for a penalty for vexatious delay in payment of benefits. Increases criminal penalties for specified unlawful acts. Requires the Workers' Compensation Commission to provide annual reports to the Governor and General Assembly regarding self-insurance. Amends the Freedom of Information Act to exempt certain workers' compensation related information from the scope of that Act. Amends the Criminal Code of 2012. Create the offense of workers' compensation fraud and prescribe penalties.