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Vermont Workers' Compensation and Occupational Disease Rules 1-27.

Vermont Proposed Rule: 24P022

AGENCY: Department of Labor

CONCISE SUMMARY: The Workers' Compensation Rules set procedures for handling workers' compensation claims. Proposed rules implement 2023 statutory amendments and minor technical corrections. Proposed rule 3.1300 clarifies 5 "business" days; proposed rule 3.2300 clarifies operation of payment without prejudice; proposed rule 3.3000 adopts the "day is a day" amendment to the Vermont Rules of Civil Procedure; proposed rule 7.1800 clarifies that a medical preauthorization expires if not acted on in 9 months; proposed rule 8.1200 changes the average weekly wage calculation to include paid leave; rule 8.1400 to be repealed because it contravenes the statute; proposed rules 11.1400 and 12.1730 update reference to the VT Health Dept's Rule Governing the Prescribing of Opioids; proposed rule 13.1500 codifies current practice for settlement approval; proposed rule 13.1650 requires highlighting certain settlement terms; proposed rule 17 adds formal docket practice requirements; minor changes to rule 18 on mediation.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:

Dirk Anderson, Director of Workers' Compensation, Vermont Department of Labor, PO Box 488, Montpelier VT 05601 Tel: 802-828-4391 Fax: 802-828/-4281 Email: [email protected] URL: https://labor.vermont.gov/workers%E2%80%99-compensation/

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FOR COPIES: Beth DeBernardi, Vermont Department of Labor, PO Box 488, Montpelier VT 05601 Tel: 802-661-8136 Tax: 802-828-4281 Email: [email protected].