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26 Nov 2014

Medical Treatment Guidelines Here to Stay

Posted by Paul J. Antonowicz
For a few years now, people with Workers' Compensation injuries have had to deal with medical treatment guidelines created bu the Worker's Compensation Board. These guidelines have had some positive effects. However, they have also complicated certain aspects of resolving medical billing disputes and placed limitations on treatment that take a "one-size fits all" approach that has hurt many claimants. There has been some debate in the legal community about whether the Worker's Compensation Board had the power to create these guidelines. However, that issue has now been put to rest. A recent Court of Appeals decision held that the Board does have the authority to create these guidelines. Therefore, they will remain in effect.