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June 5, 2008 — A California law capping the number of chiropractic treatments for workers’ compensation injuries is constitutional, a state appeals court has ruled.
In the case of Jose Facundo-Guerrero vs. Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board (WCAB), Nurserymen’s Exchange, et al, the court ruled that the state had the legal authority to place limits on chiropractic treatments.
Facundo-Guerrero had received 76 treatments for an on-the-job injury, but only 24 were paid for under the law. He sued, claiming the cap violated a constitutional mandate for a workers’ comp system that fully treats injuries.
Source: Business Insurance, www.businessinsurance.com