Attorney General No.
Secretary of State No.
Increases workers’ compensation weekly permanent partial disability payments and death benefit levels in January 2007, and thereafter authorizes annual increases in death benefits tied to state average weekly wage. 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. Repeals provision allowing employers and 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 mid to high hundreds of millions of dollars—for the state and local government workers' compensation. (SA2005RF0144.)
Danielle L. Viohl c/o Margaret Prinzing
Failed to Qualify
Workers’ Compensation. Benefits. Choice of Medical Provider. Initiative Constitutional Amendment and Statutes. California Initiative 1201 (2006).