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Mar 09, 2013
Governor Bobby Jindal Announces Reappointments to the Workers' Compensation Advisory Council

BATON ROUGE – Today, Governor Bobby Jindal announced reappointments to the Workers’ Compensation Advisory Council.

The Workers’ Compensation Advisory Council serves to review and make recommendations to the governor, through the Louisiana Workforce Commission, regarding the administration of the Workers’ Compensation system.

According to statute, the council is comprised of 17 members, subject to senate confirmation, including:
  • Two representatives of labor who can be presently or formerly affiliated with labor; 
  • Two representative of business interests in Louisiana; 
  • One representative of self-insured industries in Louisiana; 
  • One licensed attorney who has previously represented employers in workers' compensation claims; 
  • One licensed attorney who has previously represented claimants in workers' compensation claims; 
  • One representative from the Louisiana State Medical Society; 
  • One representative from the Louisiana Orthopaedic Association; 
  • The director of the office of workers' compensation administration; 
  • One representative of the Chiropractic Association of Louisiana; 
  • One representative of the Louisiana Psychological Association; and 
  • Five members of the general public. 
Reappointments to the Workers’ Compensation Advisory Council:

Eddie Crawford, of Tyler, TX, is the Risk Manager for Brookshire’s Grocery Company. Crawford will be reappointed to serve as a member of the general public, as required by statute.

Clark Cosse III, of Baton Rouge, is the Chief Governmental Officer and General Counsel for the Louisiana Hospital Association. Cosse will be reappointed to serve as a member of the general public, as required by statute.

Michael Morris, of Baton Rouge, is CEO of Homebuilders Self Insurers Fund. Morris will be reappointed to serve as a representative of self-insured industries in Louisiana, as required by statute.

 
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