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2017 Annual Report to the General Assembly


Rulemaking Hearing on Drug Free Workplace Program Rules

The Bureau will conduct a hearing on September 28, beginning at 10:00 am CDT. The hearings will be held in the Tennessee Room of the Department of Labor and Workforce Development offices located at 220 French Landing Drive in Nashville. Proposed revisions to the current Drug Free Workplace Program rules will be addressed. This hearing is open to the general public.

  Public Notice

Rulemaking Hearing on Appeals Board Rules

The Bureau will hold a public rulemaking hearing on August 16 at 2:00 pm CDT. The hearing will be held in the Tennessee Room of the Department of Labor and Workforce Development offices located at 220 French Landing Drive in Nashville. This hearing is open to the general public, where Workers' Compensation Appeals Board rules will be addressed.

  Public Notice

Rulemaking Hearing on Proposed Revisions to the General Rules, Claims Handling Standards, and New Adjuster Certification Program Rules

The Bureau will conduct three public rulemaking hearings on August 29, beginning at 1:00 pm CDT. The hearings will be held in the Tennessee Room of the Department of Labor and Workforce Development offices located at 220 French Landing Drive in Nashville. Proposed General, Claims Handling Standards, and Adjuster Certification rules will be addressed at the hearing along with recommended revisions required to comply with recent revisions to T. C. A. 50-6-419 and to implement a voluntary Adjuster Certification. These hearings are open to the general public.

  General Rules   Claims Handling Standards  Adjuster Certification Program

Rulemaking Hearing on Proposed Electronic Medical Billing, "E-Billing"

The Bureau conducted a public rulemaking hearing on August 8 at 10:00 am CDT and will be accepting written comments through close of business on Tuesday August 22, 2017. Proposed rules would govern the processes by which carriers pay medical providers for treatment provided in workers' compensation claims. Please submit any comments you would like to make to Troy.Haley@tn.gov.

  Proposed Rules

Legislative Changes Have Been Made to Workers' Compensation

A general overview regarding the workers’ compensation legislation passed by the 2017 session of the 110th General Assembly is available for your convenience. Governor Haslam signed Public Chapter 344 into law on May 9, 2017, and it became effective upon signing. For a complete, detailed review of this information and all workers’ compensation bills introduced in this legislative session, please visit www.capitol.tn.gov.

Legislative Update TN General Assembly

Historical Maximum and Minimum Comp Rate Table

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