Commission on Health and Safety and Workers' Compensation

Date: Friday, August 24, 2001
Time: 10:00 am until business is completed
there will be a break for lunch at noon)
Place: The San Francisco Civic Center Complex
455 Golden Gate Avenue (between Polk and Larkin)
Auditorim B-100
San Francisco



I. Call to Order
    Minutes from the April 19, 2001 meeting
         John Wilson, Chair

II. A Biefing on the CHSWC Study of Return-to-Work by RAND
    Earning Losses and Compensation for Permanent Disability in California and Four Other States
    Trends in Earnings Loss and Workers' Compensatio Replacement in California:  The Role of Economic Conditions
           Robert T. Reville, Ph.D., Research Director, RAND
           Edward M. Welch, Director, Workers' Compensation Center, Michigan State University

III. Report of Policies and Strategies to Help Injured Workers Return to Sustained Employment
            Juliann Sum, JD, MS, Institite of Industrial Relations, UC Berkeley

IV. A Briefing on the Study of the DWC Judicial System by Rand
            Robert T. Reville, Ph.D., Research Director, RAND
            Nicolas M Pace, RAND

V. Report on the CHSWC Roundtable on Workers' Compensation Anti-Fraud Activities
            Thomas J. McBirnie, CHSWC Consultant

VI. Report on the Hospital Fee Schedule Study
            Gerald Kominski, PhD, Center for Health Policy Research, University of California at Los Angeles
            Laura Gardner, MD, PhD

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

*Please Note: Public comments are limited to three minutes per speaker.
           Topics are subject to CHSWC review and approval.