Summary of the Introduced Bill

HB 971 -- Workers' Compensation

Sponsor:  Secrest

This bill allows administrative law judges to dismiss workers'
compensation claims without hearings upon written request from
employees.  Claims pending for 3 years without a hearing
automatically must be dismissed with prejudice.  Employees under
active medical care are exempted from this provision.

The bill also requires employees who fail to keep 2 consecutive,
regularly scheduled medical appointments for treatment or
evaluation purposes to reimburse the physician for his or her

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