Connecticut Workers Comp Commission Chairman's Latest Memorandum

Posted by James Aspell | Dec 29, 2019 | 0 Comments

The Hon. Stephen M. Morelli, Chairman of the Connecticut Workers Compensation Commission,  Issues Memorandum.

The Chairman's Memo concerns the role of Physicians Assistants and Advanced Nurse Practitioners (APRN's) in the delivery of services to our injured workers.  In sum, the Chairman's memo equates these providers to MDs and D.O.s in weight of opinion as to causation of an injury as well as a plan for treatment.  The memo is reproduced in its entirety below.

Update to Professional Guide for Attorneys, Physicians, and Other Health Care Practitioners Guidelines for Cooperation (Role of Physician Assistants and Advanced Practice Registered Nurses)


MEMORANDUM NO. 2019-14

TO: WCC Commissioners, District Administrators, Advisory Board, Legal Advisory Board, Medical Advisory Panel, Medical Practitioners, Medical Care Plans, Self-Insureds, Insurance Carriers, Attorneys and Unions
FROM: Stephen M. Morelli, Chairman
DATE: December 20, 2019
RE: Update to Professional Guide for Attorneys, Physicians, and Other Health Care Practitioners Guidelines for Cooperation (Role of Physician Assistants and Advanced Practice Registered Nurses)

The Workers' Compensation Commission is issuing an update to the Professional Guide for Attorneys, Physicians, and Other Health Care Practitioners Guidelines for Cooperation.

This update deals specifically with the definitions to the roles of Physician Assistants and Advanced Practice Registered Nurses, to bring them in line with Memorandum No. 2018-04 and the Official Connecticut Practitioner Fee Schedule Guidelines.

The updated Professional Guide for Attorneys, Physicians, and Other Health Care Practitioners Guidelines for Cooperation can be found at https://wcc.state.ct.us/download/acrobat/proguide.pdf.

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Principal since August 1, 2006 James F. Aspell is the principal and managing attorney of the firm which he started in 2006 following 20 years of litigation practice in a mid -size firm in Hartford, Connecticut. Jim focuses his practice in the areas of worker's compensation and personal injury l...

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