This report details significant state workers’ compensation law and rule changes in 2015. There were 31 state legislatures (including Puerto Rico) that enacted workers compensation laws and 22 state agencies that adopted administrative rule changes in 2015. Medical exams and costs, electronic documentation and communication, employer rates, claim appeal and adjudication are the primary areas of law and rule
activity. A detailed summary of the legislative and administrative changes in the 50 states, District of Columbia, Guam, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands is included in the Research Bulletin.