Commission on Health and Safety and Workers' Compensation

Date: Friday, February 8, 2002
Time: 10:00 am
Place: Public Utilities Commission Building
505 Van Ness Avenue, Auditorium
San Francisco, CA



I. Call to Order
    Minutes from the December 14, 2002 meeting
         Tom Rankin, Chair

II. Hearing on the State of the California Workers' Compensation Insurance Industry
           California Workers' Compensation Institute
                  John Michael Nolan, President          
           Workers' Compensation Insurance Rating Bureau
                  David Bellusci, Vice President and Chief Actuary
           California Department of Insurance
                  Norris Clark, Chief of the Financial Surveillance Branch, and Larry White, Legal Division
           State Compensation Insurance Fund
                  James Neary, Vice President and Actuary, and Pat Quintana, Government Relations Officer        
           California Insurance Guarantee Association
                  Larry Mulryan, Executive Director
           California Department of Industrial Relations
                  Glen Shor, Division of Workers' Compensation
           California Applicants' Attorneys Association

III. Presentation on Survey of Self-Insured Employer Practices Encouraging Return to Work Summary Presentation on Study of DWC Judicial Study
            Robert T. Reville, PhD, RAND Institute for Civil Justice

IV. *Presentation:  Study of Presumption of Correctness of Treating Physician Reports
            Frank Neuhauser, Survey Research Center, UC Berkeley

V. *Hospital Fee Schedule Study
            Discussion of Findings
                Gerald Kominski, PhD, UCLA and Laura Gardner, MD, Axiomedics
            Staff Recommendations
                Christine Baker, Executive Officer, and Irina Nemirovsky, Research Program Specialist

VI. *Proposal:  Study of Labor Code Section 132a
            Christine Baker, Executive Officer

VII. *Proposal:  CHSWC Strategic Planning
            Christine Baker, Executive Officer

Vlll.. Other Business / Public Questions and Comments* / Adjournment

*  Action item for CHSWC consideration and/or vote

Please Note: Public comments are limited to three minutes per speaker.
Topics are subject to CHSWC review and approval.
The agenda may be adjusted, if necessary, depending upon the time needed for discussion of each item.

For any questions regarding this agenda, please contact:
Commission on Health and Safety and Workers' Compensation (CHSWC)
455 Golden Gate Avenue, 10th Floor, San Francisco,  CA  94102
Email:     Phone:  (415) 703-4220    Fax:  (415) 703-4234     Contact Person:  Christine Baker