Workers Comp Zone


Governor Brown announced today that he has signed two major workers’ comp bills, AB 1244 (Gray) and AB 1160 (Mendoza).

Both have major components aimed at reducing the amount of fraud and abuse by medical providers in the comp system.

Brown vetoed AB 1922 (Daly), a bill dealing with ancillary agreements to workers’ comp policies.

There are several more bills which await action, including the neuropsychology QME bill and the gender bias bill sponsored by Lorena Gonzalez. I suspect that later today we will see announcements on those. Today is the last day for Brown to act.

I’m in San Diego where my law partner Mike Gerson is being honored for lifetime achievement by the State Bar Workers’ Comp Committee.

In coming days I will post a legislative wrap-up.

Julius Young