With the new year upon us, Virginia workers’ compensation has already experienced a significant change with the introduction of the Medical Fee Schedule. However, more changes may be coming as the Virginia General Assembly considers new bills related to Virginia workers’ compensation. The 2018 Session is tentatively scheduled to occur on March 10, 2018.
Briefly, the Virginia General Assembly’s make-up significantly changed as a result of the November 2017 elections. Notably, the Republicans now have an extremely slim 51-to-49 majority in the Virginia House of Delegates.