Georgia Workers’ Compensation Changes in 2009


Earlier this year we wrote about the proposed changes to the Georgia Workers’ Compensation Act.  These changes have now taken effect.

Following are some of the changes:

Allowing the ICMS email system to serve as the “notice” and “service” vehicle for ALJ Awards.  The bill also contemplates the “issuance” of awards  via email will be recognized as notice and service to the parties for appellate matters.

The medical release language has been broadened and it’s possible that an employee’s psych records may be produced.  Click here to see a full copy of original post outlining some of the changes with examples.