|SB 0832||Modifies workers' compensation and second injury fund provisions|
|LR Number:||3458S.02C||Fiscal Note:||3458-02|
|Last Action:||05/17/02 - S Inf Calendar S Bills for Perfection||Journal page:|
|Title:||SCS SB 832|
|Effective Date:||August 28, 2002|
SCS/SB 832 - This act allows an Administrative Law Judge to appoint an impartial physician to examine, at the request of the State, upon a finding that there is no other adequate medical evidence available and necessary to Second Injury Fund Claims. The physician's fee and other reasonable costs may be assessed by the administrative law judge against any party and becomes immediately payable.
The act also allows interest to run 15 days after an award except as otherwise modified upon review or appeal, and modifies the statute of limitations on Second Injury Fund claims, making it consistent with other workers' compensation claims.
This act is similar to SB 496 (2001).