COVID-19 Legal Update: Louisiana
Workers' Compensation Administrative board/ commission
How does the state define an occupational disease?
§1031.1. Occupational disease.
B. An occupational disease means only that disease or illness which is due to causes and conditions characteristic of and peculiar to the particular trade, occupation, process, or employment in which the employee is exposed to such disease. Occupational disease shall include injuries due to work-related carpal tunnel syndrome. Degenerative disc disease, spinal stenosis, arthritis of any type, mental illness, and heart-related or perivascular disease are specifically excluded from the classification of an occupational disease for the purpose of this Section.
COVid-19 Specific Laws, agency declarations/ press releases, or enacted regulation?
LWC Issues Emergency Rule Regarding Prescriptions
March 19, 2020
OWCA Order on Settlements & Attorney Fee Petitions
April 3, 2020
OWCA Issues Emergency Rule on Telemedicine/Telehealth Issues Emergency Rule on Telemedicine/Telehealth
April 5, 2020
DOI Extends Renewal Date of Adjusters & Producers
April 17, 2020
Court Closures & Modified Call
Is the administrative court system closed or open?
Open but no in-person until 7/24/20 - check here for updates.
Does this state have a shelter-in-place in order?
ANY STATE-SPECIFIC GUIDANCE ON DISABILITY, UNEMPLOYMENT, OR HEALTH BENEFITS FOR COVID-19?
Last Updated: 7/14/2020