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VIAW Newswire 04.05.13

Posted on 15 May 2013 by admin

Calif. law requires new warning after breast exam

SACRAMENTO (KABC) — California women who have dense breast tissue will get more information following routing examinations under a new state law that went into effect Monday.

Community college report: Hundreds of thousands have been shut out in California

California’s community colleges — the nation’s largest public higher education system — have lost so many teachers and classes that students are being driven away.

CWCI: California Public Sector Work Injury Claim Payments Remain Near 10-Year High

Oakland, CA – Even with the volume of job injury claims reported by California public self-insured entities hovering near a 10-year low last year, total paid and incurred workers’ compensation claim costs for cities, counties and other public agencies in the state remained near their 10-year highs according to a California Workers’ Compensation Institute (CWCI) analysis of data from the Office of Self-Insurance Plans (OSIP).


CA Division of Workers’ Compensation Posts Updated Fact Sheets for Injured Workers

Oakland, CA – The Division of Workers’ Compensation (DWC) has posted updated fact sheets for injured workers on its website. The updated fact sheets provide injured workers with answers to frequently asked questions about issues affecting their benefits, and include changes mandated by Senate Bill 863.


CA DWC, WCAB revise Policy and Procedural Manual

Oakland, CA – The Division of Workers’ Compensation (DWC) and Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board (WCAB) have revised their Policy and Procedural Manual (PPM) and posted it on the WCAB website.

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