|02/14/19: to Economic Development & Workforce Investment (H)
|AN ACT relating to workers' compensation.
|Bill Request Number
|A. Gentry, T. Bojanowski, T. Burch, M. Cantrell, J. Donohue, D. Graham, A. Hatton, K. Hinkle, J. Jenkins, N. Kulkarni, M. Sorolis, L. Willner
|Summary of Original Version
|Amend KRS 342.020 to require an employer to pay for medical benefits at the time of injury and thereafter during disability instead of 780 weeks; amend KRS 342.315 to eliminate the requirement that physicians contracting with the commissioner to perform evaluations in occupational disease claims be "B" readers who are licensed in Kentucky and are board-certified pulmonary specialists; amend KRS 342.316 to allow the commissioner to select a physician or medical facility for referral in occupational disease claims and eliminate the requirement that such physicians be "B" readers who are licensed in Kentucky and are board-certified pulmonary specialists; amend KRS 342.794 to delete the definition of "board-certified pulmonary specialist" and eliminate the requirement that physicians on the list of qualified "B" readers maintained by the commissioner include only those licensed in Kentucky and board-certified pulmonary specialists; amend KRS 342.610 to indicate that liability for compensation shall not apply if the injury or death was proximately caused by voluntary intoxication or a willful intent to injure himself or herself; amend KRS 342.990 to conform.
|Index Headings of Original Version
Labor and Industry - Workers' compensation, evaluations for occupational disease
Physicians and Practitioners - Occupational diseases, physicians eligible to perform evaluations in workers' compensation
Workers' Compensation - Medical benefits, duration, changes to
Workers' Compensation - Occupational diseases, physicians eligible to perform evaluations
Coal - Workers' compensation, evaluations for occupational disease
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