|An Act Concerning Compensation For Workers' Compensation Attorneys.|
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Raised Bill No. 68
February Session, 2000
LCO No. 633
Referred to Committee on Labor and Public Employees
An Act Concerning Compensation For Workers' Compensation Attorneys.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Assembly convened:
Subsection (b) of section 31-327 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof:
(b) All fees of attorneys, physicians, podiatrists or other persons for services under this chapter shall be subject to the approval of the commissioner. The commissioner shall not disapprove any reasonable fee charged by an attorney for the amount of time such attorney spends securing payment from an employer or insurer for the employee's medical and surgical aid or hospital and nursing service.
Statement of Purpose:
To ensure that workers' compensation attorneys are compensated for time spent attempting to get their clients' workers' compensation medical bills paid.
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