Representative Aaron Ling Johanson Addresses HB 437 – Workers’ Compensation

RELATING TO WORKERS’ COMPENSATION.
Report Title: Workers’ Compensation; Medical Examinations ($)
Description: Requires, 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 the Department of Labor and Industrial Relations. Allows for the use of an out-of-state physician under certain conditions. Appropriates unspecified funds. Effective January 1, 2113. Repealed on June 30, 2018. (HB437 HD1)

2/2013 H Passed Second Reading as amended in HD 1 and referred to the committee(s) on FIN with Representative(s) Cabanilla, Cheape, Choy, Cullen, Fale, Fukumoto, Hanohano, Har, Hashem, Ichiyama, Ing, Ito, Johanson, Kawakami, Takayama, Thielen, Tokioka, Tsuji, Ward, Yamashita voting aye with reservations; none voting no (0) and Representative(s) Belatti, Cachola, Coffman, Takai excused (4).

headshot johansonContact: repjohanson@capitol.hawaii.gov Excerpt from Capitol TV

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