Commission on Health and Safety and Workers' Compensation


                               Date:               Thursday, November 18, 1999

                                       Time:              10:00 am until business is completed

                                       Place:              The San Francisco Civic Center Complex

                                                               455 Golden Gate Avenue  (between Polk and Larkin)

                                                               Auditorium B-100

                                                               San Francisco, California



I.               Call to Order

                                    Minutes from the August 12, 1999 meeting

                                                Kristen Schwenkmeyer, Chair

II.             Discussion of Rulemaking and Policy Revision Process to Reduce Continuances, Standardize the Process of C&R Approval, and Establish Uniformity of Forms

Proposed Medical Billing Dispute Resolution Process

Implementation of Illegally Uninsured Employer Project based on CHSWC Pilot

DWC Judicial Study

                                                Richard Gannon, Administrative Director, Division of Workers' Compensation

III.           California CompScope Report by WCRI – First Public Presentation

                                                Sharon Fox, PhD, Policy Analyst, Workers' Compensation Research Institute

                                                Ann Clayton, Deputy Director, Workers' Compensation Research Institute

                                    Responses from labor, management, industry, and government

                                                Members of the public

IV.       Report on CHSWC Benefit Notice Study

                                                Juliann Sum, Labor Occupational Health Program, UC Berkeley

V.        Status Report on the CHSWC Study of 'Local' Forms and Procedures

                                                Charles Lawrence Swezey, Esq., Legal Consultant

VI.       Discussion of the Labor Code Section 5814 Issue and "Baseball Arbitration"

                                                Frank Neuhauser, Survey Research Center, UC Berkeley

                                                Thomas J. McBirnie, Esq., Legal Consultant

VII.      Update and Discussion Regarding Commission Studies

                                                Christine Baker, Executive Officer

VIII.    Other Business / Public Questions / Comments / Adjournment