96 Ann Rpt Cover Letter

September 1996




The Honorable Pete Wilson
Members of the California State Legislature



The Commission on Health and Safety and Workers' Compensation is pleased to submit its second annual report on the state of California's workers' compensation system. This report describes the activities of the Commission from July 1995 through July 1996.

Starting in 1994, the Commission began the process of assessing the impact of the 1993 workers' compensation legislation. This report includes the findings from several study projects which, among other analyses, provides a basis for Commission recommendations for modifications to various aspects of health and safety and workers' compensation systems.

The Commission appreciates the gracious cooperation of the entire California workers' compensation community -- employer and employee organizations, insurers, medical care providers, applicant and defense attorneys, the legislature, state government agencies, and members of the public -- for their assistance in the Commission's undertakings. This concerted effort will, we believe, continue to result in improvements to vital state programs and concomitant benefits to all Californians.

Sincerely,



Tom Rankin
Chairman

Robert H. AlvaradoJames HlawekLeonard McLeodGerald O'Hara
CommissionerCommissionerCommissionerCommissioner


Kristen SchwenkmeyerRobert B. SteinbergGregory Vach
CommissionerCommissionerCommissioner

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