Statement from Christian J. Rataj
Senior Director – State Affairs, West Region
National Association of Mutual Insurance Companies
Re: NAMIC Opposes Proposed Amendment to Hawaii’s Workers’ Compensation Physician Selection Legislation
“NAMIC submitted written testimony in opposition to HB 1961 because the proposed legislation would fundamentally alter how physicians are selected for independent medical examinations and permanent impairment rating examinations.
“NAMIC expressed concern to the House Committee on Labor and Public Employment that the proposed legislation would create conflict between employers and injured worker, delay the timely medical evaluation and treatment of injured workers, and impose unnecessary administrative costs on employers, insurers, and injured workers.”
Director of Public Affairs, State & Policy Affairs