PA Governor Wolf signs into law new Workers Comp IRE provisions

The Pennsylvania general Assembly passed legislation that reinstates the Impairment Ratings provision of the Pennsylvania Workers Compensation Act.  Governor Tom Wolf signed that legislation into law.  If you recall, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court upended a section of the Workers Compensation Act by striking down provisions of the Act that addressed Impairment Ratings Evaluations.  You can review that here.  The new provisions are slightly different.  Here is a brief summary. The new provisions now specifically require impairment rating examinations to be…

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