Mar. 04, 2019

WHAT: House Labor and Industry Committee Chairman Jim Cox (R-Berks/Lancaster) will host an informational hearing to identify problems, issues and opportunities for improvement in the state’s workers’ compensation system related to the prescribing of opioid medications and whether it plays a part in the overall opioid epidemic in Pennsylvania.

WHO: Cox; members of the committee; Secretary of the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry W. Gerard “Jerry” Oleksiak; Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry Deputy Secretary for Compensation and Insurance Scott Weiant; Pennsylvania Secretary of Health Rachel Levine; and President and CEO of the Workers' Compensation Research Institute (WCRI) John Ruser.

WHEN: Wednesday, March 6, at 10 a.m.

WHERE: Room G-50 of the Irvis Office Building, Capitol Complex, Harrisburg.

LIVE WEBSTREAMING: Barring technical difficulties, this hearing will be streamed live on

Media contact: Dan Massing, 717.772.9845,