Program for Petitioning Authorization of Medical Treatment

Beginning January 1, 2022, the Virginia Workers’ Compensation Commission will launch a program for Petitioning Authorization of Medical Treatment.

The goal is to expedite the decision on the delivery of medical care. Initially, the program will be available in those cases where an Award has been entered and a treating physician established, both the claimant and the employer are represented by counsel, and the request is for medical care or treatment only.

The full statement can be read below.