Workers' Compensation Bill Dead for Session/killed in Committee
Tipton, David, THE JOURNAL RECORD
A bill that would eliminate the Workers' Compensation Court and replace it with the Workers Compensation Agency headed by a governor-appointed administrator was killed for this legislative session in the Senate Judiciary and Retirement Committee Tuesday.
By a vote of 9 to 6, the members voted to report progress on House Bill 1459, known as the Workers' Compensation Act, which basically kills it for this session of the Oklahoma Legislature.
However, the committee did pass another workers' compensation bill which provides that an employee's benefits could be cut off if he "unreasonably refuses" to accept medical rehabilitation or physical therapy.
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