Wednesday, October 25, 2006

SC Supreme Court issues opinion on jurisdiction of Worker's Compensation Commission

In Doctors Hospital of Augusta, L.L.C. v. CompTrust AGC, the considered the following certified question: whether the statutorily created process for resolving fee disputes between a workers' compensation insurer and a medical provider applies to an out of state medical provider who performs medical services outside of South Carolina relating to a workplace injury occurring in South Carolina. The Court answered "no." According to the Court, the Commission does not have jurisdiction over fee disputes relating to fees charged by an out of state medical provider for services performed outside South Carolina relating to an injury occurring in South Carolina

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