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BATON ROUGE – As concerns over the health and wellbeing of injured workers increase as a result of COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) the Louisiana Workforce Commission (LWC), Office of Workers’ Compensation Administration remains vigilant in its effort to ensure that injured workers receive the medical attention their injury warrants under the Louisiana Workers’ Compensation Act.
To that end, the LWC issued an emergency rule on Thursday, March 19, 2020 to be effective from 12:01 a.m. on March 19, 2020 to 12:01 a.m. on April 13, 2020. The Emergency Rule can be found at: https://www.doa.la.gov/Pages/osr/emr/emr.aspx.
The rule provides for the following during any period of time for which the Governor has declared a state of emergency:
Questions regarding this emergency rule may be addressed to Assistant Secretary, Sheral C. Kellar, Office of Workers’ Compensation Administration at (225) 342-7561.
About the Louisiana Workforce Commission
The Louisiana Workforce Commission is an agency of state government that administers programs designed to enhance workforce growth and provide family-sustaining jobs for Louisiana residents. The commission monitors employment, administers unemployment compensation and tax funds, provides training resources for employers and employees and oversees worker compensation benefits. The agency also gathers and supplies information on the labor market and occupational sectors in Louisiana.
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