The Vermont Legislature passed Act 50 in its last legislative session. Section 3 of the Act created specific statutory procedures governing a health care provider’s request that a Workers’ Compensation Insurer preauthorize proposed medical treatment. (A copy of section 3 is provided at the end of this Memorandum.) The provision became effective on July 1, 2011. It is now clear that Workers’ compensation practitioners would benefit from additional guidance concerning this new statute.
ADDENDUM – November 3, 2011