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A bill proposing a workers compensation drug formulary made its way past committee in the Louisiana Legislature on Thursday and has been sent to the House for a vote.
House Bill 592 — introduced by representatives Kirk Talbot, R-River Ridge, Taylor Barras, R-New Iberia, Paula Davis, R-Baton Rouge, and Lance Harris, R-Alexandria —proposes creation of a drug formulary that is in line with the most recent version of the Workers’ Compensation Formulary of the Official Disability Guidelines, published by the Work Loss Data Institute, according to a draft of the bill.
The House Labor and Industrial Relations committee voted 8-5 in favor of the bill, which would establish an evidence-based formulary by Jan. 1, 2018.
The Florida Senate adjourned Friday without passing either of the workers compensation reform bills addressing 2016 Florida Supreme Court decisions in Bradley Westphal v. City of St. Petersburg and Marvin Castellanos v. Next Door Co. et al.