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California Governor Signs Bill Adding Social Workers to Provider Networks – Business Insurance

California workers’ compensation insurers and self-insured employers can add licensed clinical social workers to their networks of medical providers, under a government-signed bill. Gavin Newsom on Tuesday. SB 1002 authorizes “qualified licensed clinical social workers to assess, assess, and treat the behavioral and mental health needs of injured workers within the workers’ compensation system, thereby …

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Mental health discussed at the supervisory board

Mental health discussed at the supervisory board

LOS ANGELES — At Tuesday’s County Board of Supervisors meeting, activists and organizers called for the closure of the Men’s Central Jail and alternatives to secure mental health care facilities. Supervisors Hilda Solis and Janice Hahn have introduced a motion they say will help address the mental health crisis in LA County jails. The motion …

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California court rules in favor of employee who left work to care for terminally ill parent

California court rules in favor of employee who left work to care for terminally ill parent

The department found the plaintiff ineligible for unemployment benefits. An administrative law judge and the California Unemployment Insurance Appeals Board approved the department’s decision. The plaintiff took the case to the superior court, which dismissed the case without deciding whether it had merit and remanded it for further administrative proceedings. The plaintiff appealed. Read more: …

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