AMA Guides Alert: Overview for 2022 and Oct. & Nov. meeting highlights

Reprinted with permission. ICYMI: AMA Guides Sixth 2022 is Live on AMA Guides Digital! Stakeholders are encouraged to review AMA Guides Sixth 2022 with educational support through the AMA Ed HubTM available on December 9th. The 2022 update will be considered the most recent version of the AMA Guides and the most current version of AMA […]

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NAWCJ Hall of Fame

  By Judge Michael W. Alvey Chairman, Kentucky Workers’ Compensation Board Owensboro, KY     In early 2021, the NAWCJ board of directors approved the establishment of the NAWCJ Hall of Fame to recognize members and former members of the organization for their contributions to the adjudicative processes in the resolution of workers’ compensation claims. […]

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A BRIEF RETROSPECTIVE: THE NAWCJ JUDICIARY COLLEGE 2021

Orlando, FL, December 13, 14, and 15, 2021 https://www.nawcj.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/CollegeBrochure-final.pdf. By Honorable David B. Torrey Workers’ Compensation Judge Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry Pittsburgh, PA The National Association convened its annual Judiciary College in Orlando, December 13 thru 15 of this year.  As always, our group’s meetings and educational sessions were held in conjunction with […]

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SELECT LEGISLATIVE DEVELOPMENTS OF NATIONAL INTEREST (2021)

[Please do not circulate outside your agency.] By Honorable David B. Torrey Workers’ Compensation Judge Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry Pittsburgh, PA Four workers’ compensation topics dominated in state legislatures over the last year or so. These were the compensability of, and other issues surrounding, illness resulting from COVID-19 exposure; how and when mental […]

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JANUARY 2022 MEMBER NEWS

College of Workers’ Compensation Inductees Judges Doug Gott (KY), Shannon Bruno-Bishop (LA), Randy Cohen (CT) and Noma Gurich (OK) attended the dinner and were inducted as Fellows into the College of Workers’ Compensation meeting in Orlando in December 2021. New ALJ in Texas In October 2021, Lindsay Wallace joined the Texas Department of Insurance, Division […]

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