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HISB2244PassRequires health care providers in the workers' compensation system who are authorized to prescribe opioids to adopt and maintain policies for informed consent to opioid therapy in circumstances that carry elevated risk of dependency. Establishes limi...
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2018-07-11
Act 155, 07/09/2018 (Gov. Msg. No. 1264).
HIHB2377PassEstablishes training options as part of vocational rehabilitation for injured employees when training for employment in another occupational field is required for the employee and as part of the employee's rehabilitation plan. Provides that all profe...
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2018-07-11
Act 188, on 07/10/2018 (Gov. Msg. No. 1297).
HISB2364EngrossRequires employers to pay for all medical services required for the employee for the compensable injury and the process of recovery, even when claims are disputed. Establishes negotiation, notice, and review procedures for disputed claims. Imposes fi...
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2018-04-27
Conference committee meeting to reconvene on 04-27-18 3:00 pm in conference room 329.
HIHB2202EngrossRequires a physician or surgeon selected and paid for by an employer to perform a medical examination on an employee, relating to a work injury under workers' compensation, to be duly qualified. Defines "duly qualified". Effective 7/1/2055. (SD1)
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2018-04-27
Conference committee meeting to reconvene on 04-27-18 3:00 pm in conference room 329.
HISCR54EngrossRequesting The Auditor To Conduct A Study To Assess The Impact Of Medical Bill Review Costs On The State's Workers' Compensation System.
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2018-04-16
To House Finance Committee
HISR25IntroRequesting The Auditor To Conduct A Study To Assess The Impact Of Medical Bill Review Costs On The State's Workers' Compensation System.
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2018-03-28
To Senate Ways and Means Committee
HIHCR38IntroRequesting The Auditor To Conduct A Study To Assess The Impact Of Medical Bill Review Costs On The State's Workers' Compensation System.
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2018-03-27
To House Labor & Public Employment Committee
HISB2660EngrossExpedites workers' compensation claims by firefighters by requiring the injured firefighter's private insurance to pay the costs of a controverted claim, subject to reimbursement upon a later finding that the claim is compensable. Requires reimbursem...
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2018-03-23
To House Finance Committee
HIHB1640IntroRequires employers to pay for all medical services required for the employee for the compensable injury and the process of recovery, even when claims are disputed. Establishes negotiation, notice, and review procedures for disputed claims. Imposes fi...
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2018-02-16
To House Finance Committee
HISB2358IntroLimits physician-dispensed prescription drugs in workers' compensation claims to the first 30 days from the work injury date. Lowers the reimbursement rates of prescription drugs in workers' compensation claims. Takes effect 1/1/2045. (SD1)
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2018-02-14
To Senate Ways and Means Committee
HIHB1631IntroLimits physician-dispensed prescription drugs in workers' compensation claims to an unspecified number of days from the work injury date. Lowers the reimbursement rates of prescription drugs in workers' compensation claims.
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2018-02-08
To House Finance Committee
HIHB1694IntroAllows employer and employee to mutually agree to an independent medical examiner or permanent impairment rating examiner. An out-of-state physician may conduct the examination upon approval by the Director of Labor and Industrial Relations (Director...
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2018-01-30
To House Labor & Public Employment Committee
HIHB2288IntroRequires an injured workers' private health insurance to pay for medical services and supplies when workers' compensation claim is controverted by an employer. Under certain conditions, increases employer's percentage of liability for medical service...
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2018-01-29
To House Labor & Public Employment Committee
HIHB2116IntroIn the event of a controverted workers' compensation claim, requires an injured employee's private health care plan to pay for or provide medical care, services, and supplies; provided that when the claim is accepted, the employer shall reimburse the...
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2018-01-26
To House Labor & Public Employment Committee
HISB2365IntroAllows employer and employee to mutually agree to an independent medical examiner or permanent impairment rating examiner. An out-of-state physician may conduct the examination upon approval by the Director of Labor and Industrial Relations (Director...
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2018-01-22
To Senate Labor Committee
HISB2040IntroRelating To Workers' Compensation. Short form bill.
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2018-01-19
To Senate Labor Committee
HISB338IntroAdjusts the payment for workers' compensation prescription drugs from 140% to -10% of the average wholesale price.
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2018-01-17
To Senate Labor Committee
HISB253IntroRequires, among other things, independent medical examinations and permanent impairment rating examinations for workers' compensation claims to be performed by physicians mutually agreed upon by employers and employees or appointed by the director of...
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2018-01-17
To Senate Labor Committee
HISB330IntroReduces repackaged, relabeled, and compounded prescription drug payments under workers' compensation from 140% to 90% of the average wholesale price. Requires physician dispensed prescription drugs to only be prescribed within 90 days of the injury.
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2018-01-17
To Senate Labor Committee
HISB731IntroProvides that an independent medical examination and permanent impairment rating examination shall be conducted by a qualified physician selected by the mutual agreement of the parties. Provides a process for appointment in the event that there is no...
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2018-01-17
To Senate Commerce, Consumer Protection, and Health Committee
HIHB1118IntroAmends the definition of "physician" in workers' compensation law to include advanced practice registered nurses.
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2018-01-17
To House Labor & Public Employment Committee
HISB1116IntroProvides that an independent medical examination and permanent impairment rating examination shall be conducted by a qualified chiropractor or physician selected by the mutual agreement of the parties. Provides a process for appointment in the event ...
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2018-01-17
To Senate Labor Committee
HISB741IntroRequires a workers' compensation impartial exam to be conducted by a doctor whose specialty is appropriate for the injury to be examined in cases where the director of labor and industrial relations appoints a doctor to conduct an exam. Appropriates ...
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2018-01-17
To Senate Labor Committee
HISB413IntroRequires the director of labor and industrial relations to set workers' compensation medical charges that correspond to the United States Department of Labor Office of Workers' Compensation Programs fee schedule instead of the Medicare Resource Based...
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2018-01-17
To Senate Labor Committee
HIHB1181EngrossRequires an opioid therapy informed consent process agreement to be executed between an injured employee and any prescriber of opioids under certain conditions. Requires the harm reduction services branch of the department of health to develop and ma...
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2018-01-17
To Senate Commerce, Consumer Protection, and Health Committee
HISB983IntroRequires an opioid therapy informed consent process agreement to be executed between an injured employee and a physician who prescribes opioids within the State under certain conditions. Requires the harm reduction services branch of the department o...
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2018-01-17
To Senate Commerce, Consumer Protection, and Health Committee
HIHB978IntroPermits an injured employee to designate a chaperone to be present during workers' compensation medical exams and, with all parties' consent, to record exams. Specifies that a chaperone is included in the existing prohibition on employee refusal or d...
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2017-11-30
To House Consumer Protection & Commerce Committee
HIHB980IntroProvides that an independent medical examination and permanent impairment rating examination shall be conducted by a qualified chiropractor or physician selected by the mutual agreement of the parties. Provides a process for appointment in the event ...
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2017-11-30
To House Labor & Public Employment Committee
HIHB705IntroReduces repackaged, relabeled, and compounded prescription drug payments under workers' compensation from 140% to 90% of the average wholesale price. Requires physician dispensed prescription drugs to only be prescribed within 90 days of the injury.
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2017-11-30
To House Labor & Public Employment Committee
HIHB1592IntroProvides for workers' compensation claims that an employer may appoint, at the employer's expense, a qualified physician selected by the mutual agreement of the parties to conduct an independent medical examination or permanent impairment rating exam...
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2017-11-30
To House Labor & Public Employment Committee
HIHB979IntroEstablishes that employers shall pay all workers compensation claims for compensable injuries and shall not deny claims without reasonable cause or during a pending investigation. Establishes that employers shall notify providers of service of any bi...
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2017-11-30
To House Labor & Public Employment Committee
HIHB706IntroAdjusts the payment for workers' compensation prescription drugs from 140% to -10% of the average wholesale price.
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2017-11-30
To House Labor & Public Employment Committee
HIHB977IntroDefines duly qualified physician or surgeon. Allows an employee to record medical examinations of the employee that are ordered by the Director of Labor and Industrial Relations. Allows employees to have a chaperone present at medical examinations.
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2017-11-30
To House Labor & Public Employment Committee
HIHB1117IntroLimits reimbursements for compounded prescription drugs to $1,000 in a thirty-day period. Limits reimbursements for any schedule II drug under chapter 329, Uniform Controlled Substances Act, Hawaii Revised Statues, dispensed by a physician to a one-t...
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2017-11-30
To House Labor & Public Employment Committee
HIHB271IntroShort form bill relating to workers' compensation.
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2017-11-30
To House Labor & Public Employment Committee
HIHB808IntroRequires the director of labor and industrial relations to set workers' compensation medical charges that correspond to the United States Department of Labor Office of Workers' Compensation Programs fee schedule instead of the Medicare Resource Based...
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2017-11-30
To House Labor & Public Employment Committee
HISB1236EngrossRequires the Auditor to contract with a suitable entity to conduct a study of closed claims in the workers' compensation system, including the processing time for closed claims. Amends the deadline for completion of the study and the deadline for the...
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2017-11-30
To House Finance Committee
HISB857EngrossEstablishes that employers shall pay all workers' compensation claims for compensable injuries and shall not deny claims without reasonable cause or during a pending investigation. Creates a presumption of compensability for claims submitted by emplo...
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2017-11-30
To House Finance Committee
HIHB1540IntroStipulates that the auditor will contract with a suitable entity to conduct of study of closed claims in the workers' compensation system, that includes the study of processing time for closed claims. Extends the deadline for the study to 11/30/2018 ...
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2017-11-30
To House Labor & Public Employment Committee
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