Study; JLARC to study the Virginia's workers' compensation system; report. (HJ544)

Introduced By

Del. Scott Lingamfelter (R-Woodbridge)

Progress

Introduced
Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law

Description

Study; JLARC to study the Virginia's workers' compensation system; report. Directs the Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission (JLARC) to study Virginia's workers' compensation system. In its study, JLARC is directed to (i) examine whether claims are reviewed and processed in a timely and fair manner; (ii) assess whether the dispute resolution process is timely, effective, and fair and equitable toward all parties; (iii) compare the structure and administration of workers' compensation programs in other states with that of Virginia's; (iv) analyze the rate of growth in medical prices and examine any changes that occur in access to medical care in states that have adopted medical service fee schedules or treatment guidelines; (v) assess the effectiveness of House Bill 378 and Senate Bill 631 of the 2016 Session; and (vi) review any other issues and make recommendations as appropriate. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Failed

History

DateAction
10/10/2016Committee
10/10/2016Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/17 17100459D
10/10/2016Referred to Committee on Rules
01/26/2017Tabled in Rules