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Thursday, July 2, 2020

Special Independence Day Event - Music and Experts - Veterans Administration

Special Independence Day Event

Veterans Administration presents

Dr. Chad Kessler, National Program Director for VHA Emergency Medicine joins experts from the field


  • Mr. Stephen Black, Medical Center Director, Louisville VAMC
  • Dr. Beth Taylor, Assistant Undersecretary for Health for Patient Care Services
  • Mr. Edward Payton, Chief Medical Administrator Service, Southeast Louisville Veterans
  • Dr. Michael Gelman, Medical Director Infection Control, James J. Peters VAMC (Bronx)
  • Dr. Curt Dill, Chief Medical Officer, New York/New Jersey VA HCS (VISN 2)

Monday, June 29, 2020

Injured Workers Pharmacy Enters into $11 Million Opioid Settlement for Illegal Dispensing and Sales

Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey announced a $11 million settlement with an Andover mail-order pharmacy resolving allegations that it failed to implement adequate safeguards against unlawful and dangerous dispensing, resulting in the shipment of thousands of potentially illegitimate controlled substance prescriptions across the country.

Friday, June 26, 2020

NJ Compensation Court Extends COVID Restrictions

NJ Workers' Compensation Courts will extend the existing COVID protocol through Monday, July 13, 2020. 

Thursday, June 25, 2020

Is the workers' compensation system ready for the COVID-19 [coronavirus] virus? Live Updates

It seems that every decade a new pandemic emerges on the world scene and complacency continues to exist in the workers’ compensation arena to meet the emerging challenges of infectious disease.

Saturday, June 20, 2020

Employers Can't Compel COVID-19 Antibody Testing

CDC said in its Interim Guidelines that antibody test results “should not be used to make decisions about returning persons to the workplace.” In light of this CDC guidance, under the ADA may an employer require antibody testing before permitting employees to re-enter the workplace? (6/17/20)

Friday, June 19, 2020

COVID Predictions Now Estimating Second Wave Beginning Sept 15 in US and 200,000 deaths

The Sun-Belt States, lead by Florida, are now reporting a huge upswing in US-COVID reinfection rates. Implementation of rapid return to work scenarios, and lackadaisical attitudes by 14-50 year olds in failing to adhere to social distancing and use of face masks, is now causing a massive increase in COVID hospitalizations and deaths. The new modeling prediction is going to create further uncertainty as to financial stability in the workers' compensation arena going forward. 

Bill Prohibits Retaliation Against Workers Who Refuse to Work in Unsafe COVID Working Condition

Recently introduced NJ legislation provides that during any public health emergency or state of emergency declared by the Governor Pat Murphy, and employee who: