Attorney General No.
Secretary of State No.
Provides option, 90 days after injury, for certain private sector, non-union injured employees to sue employer or insurer for damages, rather than continue in workers’ compensation system. Allows injured employees to choose their own medical providers, with treatment paid by employer or employer’s insurer. Findings of selected provider are presumed correct, unless rebutted by preponderance of medical opinion. Authorizes employee-selected medical provider to sue employer/insurer if provider’s bills not paid within 60 days. Repeals provision allowing employers/insurers to contract with pharmacies to provide medicines to employees. Summary of estimate by Legislative Analyst and Director of Finance of fiscal impact on state and local governments: Annual costs—potentially in the low to mid hundreds of millions of dollars—for state and local government workers' compensation. (SA2005RF0143.)
Danielle L. Viohl c/o Margaret Prinzing
Failed to Qualify
Workers’ Compensation. Option to Sue. Initiative Constitutional Amendment and Statutes. California Initiative 1200 (2006).