Minnesota workers’ compensation bill amended

A bill was recently approved to amend workers’ compensation, placing a limit on workers’ access to rehabilitation services.

The amended bill, which was approved on April 30 a

nd was referred to the House Ways and Means Committee by the Finance and Policy Committee, will limit the development and placement services offered to workers injured on the job to six months. People receiving workers’ compensation will now get 20 hours per month of services from a qualified consultant, which was previously unlimited, and will have their progress reviewed after three months. If deemed necessary, the clients can receive up to three months more of consulting services.

The Workers’ Compensation Advisory Council provided the recommendation for the amendment. The bill was amending after negotiations with union and labor industry officials, the Minnesota Chamber of Commerce, and the Department of Labor and Industry were conducted.

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