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Nov 27, 2018

Leann Gerlach, a North Carolina partner in Goldberg Segalla’s Workers’ Compensation Group, discusses North Carolina’s response to the opioid epidemic. Leann describes how the opioid epidemic has impacted the workers’ compensation system. She highlights the most significant aspects of North Carolina’s Opioid Task Force’s utilization rules which seek to reduce addiction and overdose rates among injured workers. Leann also illustrates the rules’ application to various treatment scenarios. Leann closes by discussing what insurers and workers’ compensation attorneys can do to maximize the rules’ benefits.