|01/05/23: to Committee on Committees (H)
|AN ACT relating to workers' compensation.
|Bill Request Number
|A. Tackett Laferty, J. Blanton, G. Brown Jr., B. Chester-Burton, A. Gentry, P. Stevenson
|Summary of Original Version
|Amend KRS 342.315 to eliminate the requirement that physicians contracting with the commissioner of the Department of Workers' Claims 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.
|Index Headings of Original Version
Workers' Compensation - Occupational diseases, evaluations, physicians eligible to perform
Coal - Workers' compensation, evaluations for occupational disease
Labor and Industry - Workers' compensation, evaluations for occupational disease
Physicians and Practitioners - Occupational diseases, evaluations in workers' compensation, physicians eligible to perform
Last updated: 11/9/2023 3:03 PM (EST)