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Louisiana Association of Self Insured Employers Temporary Restraining Order on LA Medical Guidelines

Last Updated on Friday, 07 October 2011 20:14

Today’s issue of the Louisiana Register contains a notice that the Louisiana Workforce Commission has officially promulgated its Medical Guidelines for the treatment of injured workers, effective today. Notwithstanding this notice, the Guidelines are not yet in force.

Last week, LASIE filed a First Supplemental and Amending Petition for Injunctive Relief for what LASIE contends are procedural flaws in the LWC’s effort to enact the Guidelines. This morning, the LWC assented to the entry of a Temporary Restraining Order barring enforcement of the Guidelines until the court reaches a decision on LASIE’s request for injunctive relief.

LASIE’s current petition asserts defects in the process of enacting the Guidelines, apart from LASIE’s still pending attack on whether the Guidelines satisfy the statutory criteria of La. R.S. 23:1203.1. LASIE’s request for preliminary injunction is presently set to be heard on June 30th.

We continue to work towards having the best guidelines for all stakeholders in the system. Thanks for your support.

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