Nebraska workers’ comp bill targets opioid addiction

A bill in the Nebraska Legislature that lawmakers will look at next session examines the feasibility of adopting a workers’ compensation drug formulary. Specifically, the bill would address whether these prescriptions could help or hinder opioid addictions and whether it would provide savings in workers’ comp claims. North Platte Bulletin

Massachusetts: ‘Going & coming’ rule in workers’ comp

In Massachusetts, where a nurse was injured in a car accident returning from her home following five days working in Vermont, the ‘going and coming’ rule did not bar her from receiving workers’ compensation. Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly [may require registration]

Upstate N.Y. bus monitor accused of workers’ comp fraud

Following an investigation by the state inspector general, a 27-year-old school district employee in Oneida, New York is charged with defrauding the workers’ compensation system of more than $6,000. Officials allege she falsely testified to the Workers’ Compensation Board that she did not work after receiving workers’ comp benefits. Observer-Dispatch (Utica, N.Y.)