THE SENATE

S.B. NO.

2064

TWENTY-SEVENTH LEGISLATURE, 2014

S.D. 1

STATE OF HAWAII

 

 

 

 

 

 

A BILL FOR AN ACT

 

 

RELATING TO WORKERS' COMPENSATION.

 

 

BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF HAWAII:

 


SECTION 1. The legislature finds that providing injured employees with psychological or psychiatric services can help prevent addiction, drug diversion, chronic pain, post-traumatic stress disorder, major depressive disorder, and other psychological and psychiatric issues.

The purpose of this Act is to authorize up to seventeen visits for psychological and psychiatric services for medical rehabilitation of injured employees covered under workers' compensation.

SECTION 2. Section 386-24, Hawaii Revised Statutes, is amended to read as follows:

"386-24 Medical rehabilitation. The medical services and supplies to which an employee suffering a work injury is entitled shall include such services, aids, appliances, apparatus, and supplies as are reasonably needed for the employee's greatest possible medical rehabilitation[.]; provided that any employee suffering a work injury shall be entitled to up to seventeen visits for psychological and psychiatric services, where all visits take place within a sixty-day period. The director of labor and industrial relations, on competent medical advice, shall determine the need for or sufficiency of medical rehabilitation services furnished or to be furnished to the employee and may order any needed change of physician, hospital, or rehabilitation facility."

SECTION 3. Statutory material to be repealed is bracketed and stricken. New statutory material is underscored.

SECTION 4. This Act shall take effect on July 1, 2050.


 


 

Report Title:

Workers' Compensation; Psychological and Psychiatric Services

 

Description:

Entitles injured employees to up to seventeen visits for psychological and psychiatric services under workers' compensation. Requires the visits to take place over a sixty-day period. Effective on 07/01/50. (SD1)

 

 

 

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