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Governor Martinez Signs Senate Bill 155

    New Mexico Governor Susana Martinez has signed Senate Bill 155, sponsored by Sen. Jacob Candelaria (D-Albuquerque). The new law attempts to clarify a worker’s entitlement to disability benefits when an injured worker unreasonably refuses a post-injury return to work offer, or is terminated for misconduct after returning to work post-injury. The new law would also allow for fines of up to $10,000 against employers who terminate workers for pretextual reasons in order to avoid payment of benefits to the worker, or as retaliation against the worker for simply seeking benefits.

    See more here: Senate Bill 155 Signed

IME Provider Information

    The IME Provider Selection Committee is revising its list of qualified IME Providers. Applications from providers will be accepted from March 1, 2017 through April 30, 2017. Written public comments on any health care provider being considered for inclusion or continuation in the list of certified IME providers will be accepted from May 1, through the close of business May 31, 2017. A list of all applications received from new and continuing IME providers is available from the Medical Cost Containment Unit, PO Box 27198, Albuquerque, NM 87125-7198, (505) 841-6811.

2410 Centre Avenue SE
P.O. Box 27198
Albuquerque, NM 87125-7198
Telephone: 505-841-6000
In-state Toll Free: 1-800-255-7965
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