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June 16, 2004 9:50 AM
Workers' Compensation News - June 16, 2004 Volume 2 Issue 24 CompAssist (tm)

 NEW 2ND INJURY FUND PROCEDURES
Notice to the Bar - June 7, 2004
Effective immediately the Division of Workers’ Compensation will no longer require that a Motion to Yoin the Second Injury Fund be filed and an Order of Joinder be entered. The Second Injury Fund Application and Verified Petition properly filed pursuant_to 14A5-95.l is sufficient to join the Fund in a Workers’ Compensation case; —The Second Injury Fund Verified Petition must be filed with the
Office of Special Compensation Funds, New Jersey Division of Workers’Compensation, John Fitch Plaza, P.O. Box 399, Trenton, NJ 08625-0399.
Upon the filing of a Second Injury Fund Verified Petition, the case will be scheduled for a conference before the appropriate Workers’ Compensation Judge in the vicinage to which the case is assigned.
If you have any questions concerning these procedures, please contact Administrator Larry Crider ( 609-292-0165) for further information.

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SMOKEFREE WORKPLACES
Massachusetts to become 6th smokefree workplace state; Rhode Island next
Gov. Mitt Romney is set to sign a statewide smokefree workplace law after the Massachusetts Senate gave final legislative approval to the bill on Thursday. 
http://www.smokefree.net/alerts.php

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"PAPER OR ELECTRONIC"---THE FUTURE OF MEDICAL RECORDS
7% drop in patient visits reported by use of electronic records. Senator Kenned pushes for mandatory implementation.
AMA News
http://www.ama-assn.org/amednews/2004/06/14/gvsc0614.htm

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