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May 07, 2020
Dr. Teresa Bartlett, Senior Medical Officer, Sedgwick and Max Koonce, Chief Claims Officer, Sedgwick
Virtual Wellness ZENter: Medical marijuana, hazy health and cloudy compliance

Has it ever been more important to be mindful, stay present and set a clear path for health and wellness than it is right now? For this year’s RIMS 2020 conference, Sedgwick had planned to invite attendees to join us in the annual Wellness ZENter, a …

May 07, 2020 by Dr. Teresa Bartlett, Senior Medical Officer, Sedgwick and Max Koonce, Chief Claims Officer, Sedgwick
July 06, 2018
Desiree Tolbert
AVP, National Technical Compliance-Workers’ Compensation
Maine employers do not have to pay for medical marijuana

On June 14, 2018, the Maine Supreme Judicial Court issued a much-anticipated ruling in Gaetan H. Bourgoin v. Twin Rivers Paper Company, LLC, et al that reversed an order requiring an injured employee to be reimbursed for the cost of medical marijuana…

July 06, 2018 by Desiree Tolbert, AVP, National Technical Compliance-Workers’ Compensation
February 02, 2017
In the weeds on marijuana and workers’ compensation

It’s a topic that gets much buzz – how will the cloud of legislation surrounding recreational and medical marijuana use impact businesses, specifically when it comes to compensability for workers’ compensation? I am sure you have all caught up on n…

February 02, 2017
September 04, 2014
Breathe deep: Medical marijuana laws are changing fast

When I began discussing medical marijuana as an emerging workers’ compensation issue more than five years ago, it had only been legalized in 12 states. In 2012, Colorado and Washington legalized the sale of marijuana for recreational use. Today, 23 s…

September 04, 2014
February 07, 2014
A look at marijuana and workers’ compensation

For several years, I have talked with industry friends and clients about the effect of medical marijuana on workers' compensation. I anticipated that we would start to receive requests from doctors for authorization to treat injured employees with me…

February 07, 2014
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