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"I am proud to sponsor this Model for NCOIL, and I commend the committee for acting promptly on this issue. In efforts to combat the opioid crisis and lower drug costs, it is our duty as state legislators to ensure that the treatment provided to injured workers is related to and most appropriate for their work-related injury," Rep. Lehman said in a statement. (Photo: NCOIL) “I am proud to sponsor this Model for NCOIL, and I commend the committee for acting promptly on this issue. In efforts to combat the opioid crisis and lower drug costs, it is our duty as state legislators to ensure that the treatment provided to injured workers is related to and most appropriate for their work-related injury,” Rep. Lehman said in a statement. (Photo: NCOIL)

During the 2019 NCOIL annual meeting in Austin, Texas, the organization adopted the NCOIL Workers’ Compensation Drug Formulary Model Act sponsored by Indiana Representative Matt Lehman, 2020 NCOIL president. It passed without objection by both the workers’ compensation and the NCOIL executive committees.

The purpose of the Model is “to require the establishment of a drug formulary for use in a states’ workers’ compensation system in order to facilitate the safe and appropriate use of prescription drugs in the treatment of work-related injury and occupational disease,” according to a press release from NCOIL.

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