Worker's Compensation Advisory Council

The Wisconsin Worker’s Compensation Advisory Council was created to advise the Department and Legislature on policy matters concerning the development and administration of the worker’s compensation law. One of the most important and enduring principles of the Council is maintaining the overall stability of the worker’s compensation system without regard to partisan changes in the legislative or executive branches of government. The Council provides a vehicle for labor and management representatives to play a direct role in recommending changes in the worker’s compensation law to the Legislature.

The Department of Workforce Development, Worker's Compensation Division, has scheduled a public hearing on Tuesday, November 15, 2016 to gather input on possible statute and rule changes to the Worker's Compensation Act of Wisconsin.

The hearing will be conducted simultaneously at six locations during the afternoon session (2:00 PM to 4:00 PM) and six  locations during the evening session (6:00 PM to 7:00 PM) by using video conference technology . Information on regional Locations can be found here.

On February 29, 2016 Governor Scott Walker signed the WC Agreed Upon Bill for 2016, AB-724. 2015 Wisconsin Act 180 will become effective on March 2, 2016. 2015 Wisconsin Act 180, AB-724 and Plain Language Summary

The current version of DWD 80 & 81, with additions/changes effective November 1, 2015, can be found here: DWD 80/81 . A plain language summary of the amendments to DWD 80 , effective November 1, 2015, is provided here: Plain Language Summary .

AB-711  WC Agreed Bill for 2014 was introduced in the Assembly on 01/31/2014

On April 2, 2012 Governor Walker signed the WC Agreed Upon Bill for 2012, SB-409.  2011 Wisconsin Act 183 will become effective on April 17, 2012. 2011 Wisconsin Act 183 , SB 409, and Plain Language Summary

AB-706  WC Agreed Bill for 2010 was introduced in the Assembly on 2/5/2010.

DWD 80 and the creation of DWD 81 of the Wisconsin Administrative Code. The WC Treatment Guidelines contained in DWD 81 became effective on November 1, 2007.

DWD 80 and 81   (PDF, 461 KB)  The amendment to DWD 80 and the creation of DWD 81 (WC Treatment Guidelines) became effective November 1, 2007.

2007 Wisconsin Act 185 effective April 1, 2008

Proposals for the Agreed Bill Process for 2015-2016

Proposals for the Agreed Bill Process for 2013-2014

 

Proposals for the Agreed Bill Process for 2011-2012

Proposals for the Agreed Bill Process for 2011-2012

Proposals for the Agreed Bill Process for 2009-2010

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