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The 2009 Louisiana Legislative Session began on Monday, April 27, 2009, and ends Thursday, June 25, 2009. The following Bills concerning Louisiana Workers Compensation issues have been filed:
House Bill 537
Privatizes claims handling for
some state Workers Compensation
House Bill 562 Requires a payor to notify health care providers when a Louisiana Workers Compensation claim is settled.
House Bill 658 Changes the "prescriptive period" (time limits for filing a claim) for Louisiana Workers Compensation claims. 
House Bill 706 Changes the "Burden of Proof" in Louisiana Workers Compensation claims.
House Bill 729 Provides Louisiana Workers Compensation coverage for volunteer firefighters.
House Bill 841

This Bill provides for numerous changes to the Louisiana Workers Compensation Act, including:

  • Expands the circumstances for which an IME is appropriate.
  • Requires reporting of fraud.
  • Allows use of direct deposit and debits cards to transmit indemnity payments.
  • Extends the term of the Second Injury Fund.
Senate Bill 303 Creates a panel of physicians who will create a "medical treatment schedule" to be used by the Louisiana Workers Compensation Medical Services Division.



David Buie, Louisiana Workers Compensation Attorney and Social Security Disability Attorney, 650 Poydras Street, Suite 1400, New Orleans, LA 70131, (800) 851-9405 / Fax: (866) 702-5297 Representing claimants in:
Alexandria Baton Rouge Bossier City Covington Gretna
Hammond Harahan Harvey Houma Kenner Lafayette Lake Charles
Laplace Marrero Metairie Monroe New Iberia New Orleans
Opelousas Ruston Shreveport Slidell Terrytown

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