HB 41: "An Act relating to impairment rating guides used in evaluation of certain workers' compensation claims."
00HOUSE BILL NO. 41 01 "An Act relating to impairment rating guides used in evaluation of certain 02 workers' compensation claims." 03 BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF ALASKA: 04 * Section 1. AS 23.30.190(b) is amended to read: 05 (b) All determinations of the existence and degree of permanent impairment 06 shall be made strictly and solely under the whole person determination as set out in 07 the most recently published edition of the American Medical Association Guides to 08 the Evaluation of Permanent Impairment, except that an impairment rating may not be 09 rounded to the next five percent. When a new edition of the American Medical 10 Association Guides is published, the board shall begin using the new edition not 11 later than 90 days after the date of publication. The board shall adopt a 12 supplementary recognized schedule for injuries that cannot be rated by use of the 13 American Medical Association Guides.