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COMPENSATION FOR INJURED WORKERS. LIMITS ON ELIGIBILITY FOR BENEFITS, MEDICAL TREATMENT. INITIATNECONSTITUTIONALAMENDMENT AND STATUTE. Repeals requirement that workers' compensation laws be interpreted to favor providing benefits to workers; replaces with impartial / balanced interpretation. Permits injured employee treatment only by employer-approved physician. Limits right to obtain second medical opinion. Requires employee to prove employment activities predominantly caused injury. Limits employer liability for permanent disabilities to percentage caused by job-related injury. Requires compensation or medical treatment to be based on objective medical findings. Provides independent review of all medical treatment disputes. Limits right to sue for disability discrimination. Summary of estimate by Legislative Analyst and Director of Finance of fiscal impact on state and local governments: Annual savings -- potentially in the hundreds of millions of dollars -- in state and local government workers' compensation expenses.
Christopher M. George, Joel Fox,c/o Richard D. Martland,Nielsen, Merksamer, Parrinello, Mueller & Naylor, LLP, 1415 L Street, Suite 1200, Sacramento, CA 95814, (916) 446-6752
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COMPENSATION FOR INJURED WORKERS. LIMITS ON ELIGIBILITY FOR BENEFITS, MEDICAL TREATMENT. INITIATIVE CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT AND STATUTE. California Initiative 1045 (2004).