Significant workers' compensation legislation was passed in 2009 by the Tennessee legislature, including:
- Specific procedures for obtaining medical information from authorized treating physicians
- Limitations on when compensation will be allowed for injuries during an employee's voluntary participation in recreational, social, athletic, or exercise activities
- The effect on the employee's right of reconsideration when an employer returns an injured employee to work at the same wage, thereby capping benefits, but the employer is subsequently sold
- A cap on benefits awarded to injured illegal immigrant employees
- The cut-off of temporary benefits for employees with mental injuries
When you participate in this interactive live event, your speaker will cover the most recent legislative changes, including:
- Confidentiality of medical records
- Employee's rights and obligations
- Employer's rights and obligations
- Authorized medical providers' rights and obligations
- Reconsideration of prior permanent partial disability award/settlement - What happens when the ownership of the business changes but the employee continues to be employed by the successor employer?
- Maximum total benefit - How is it calculated?
- Mental injury claims - What is the maximum length of time an injured employee can receive temporary disability benefits?
- Recreational activities - When can an employee recover workers' comp for injuries that occur during recreational activities that are not required by the employer and do not directly benefit the employer?
- Illegal immigrant workers - When will awards for injuries to employees not eligible or authorized to work in the United States be capped?
- Audio Conference Bonus: Your speaker will provide a critical update on the penalties assessed by the Division’s Penalty Program.
2009 Tennessee Workers Comp Legislative Update: Medical Records, Scope of Employment, and More