Rep. Aaron Ling Johanson Addresses HB 1973 – Workers’ Compensation

RELATING TO WORKERS’ COMPENSATION.
Report Title: Workers’ Compensation; Penalty; Temporary Partial Disability Benefits; Eligibility Determination
Description: Imposes a penalty on an employer who does not pay an employee temporary partial disability benefits within fourteen calendar days after the end of the employee’s customary work week. Clarifies that an eligibility determination for disability benefits depends on the attending physician to certify the employee’s disability every thirty days. Clarifies that the failure of the employee’s physician to certify does not disqualify the employee from disability benefits. Allows one-time retroactive certification. Effective July 1, 2300. (HB1973 HD1)

2/27/2014 H Passed Third Reading with Representative(s) Fukumoto, Hanohano, Johanson, Kawakami, Matsumoto, Thielen, Ward voting aye with reservations; none voting no (0) and Representative(s) Har, Say excused (2). Transmitted to Senate.

JOhanson HB 1973Contact: repjohanson@capitol.hawaii.gov Excerpt from Capitol TV

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