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House Bill 1536


House Bill 1536

ARCHIVE (2005)

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DIGEST OF INTRODUCED BILL


Workers' compensation. Requires the worker's compensation board (board) to amend its schedule of attorney's fees for worker's compensation and occupational disease claims filed after September 1, 2005. Removes "any other good reason" as a reason that the board may require an employer to pay for physician and medical expenses not provided by the employer. Provides that an employee injured or killed by a workplace accident that is not caused by a risk that is: (1) distinctly associated with the employee's employment; or (2) personal to the employee; has the burden of proof that the employee's injury or death is causally related to the employee's employment, and is not entitled to a presumption of causation. Provides for increases in the average weekly wage used to calculate worker's compensation and occupational disease benefits. Provides that an insurance company is not authorized to do business in Indiana if: (1) voting control or ownership is held in whole or in substantial part by; or (2) the company is operated by or for; a government, a governmental agency, or an entity having a tax exemption under Section 501(c)(27)(B) or 115 of the Internal Revenue Code.
Current Status:
 Out of Committee - first House
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