Richard Morrissette

Politics and Government
8:47 am
Wed November 26, 2014

Oklahoma Lawmaker Postpones Public Hearing To Undetermined Date

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State Rep. Richard Morrissette announced Tuesday that a public hearing regarding the “actions and decisions” of the state Board of Medical Licensure and Supervision has been postponed. The hearing was originally scheduled for Dec. 4, with the new date not yet determined.

The hearing was scheduled to review some decisions made regarding the board’s handling of a case against Dr. Anagnost, a Tulsa orthopedic surgeon.

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1:35 pm
Wed May 1, 2013

Pain and Consequences for Those Taking Too Much Pain Medication

Several states are now trying to tackle what they see as a serious public health concern. Oklahoma is one of the leading states on that front, as PBS Newshour health correspondent Betty Ann Bowser reports.
At age 22, college football player Austin Box had suffered a slew of painful injuries. Two weeks after his graduation, he overdosed on a lethal cocktail of pain medications, none of which he had been prescribed. Health correspondent Betty Ann Bowser reports on the perils of painkillers and the difficulty of combating abuse.
State Capitol
7:17 am
Fri April 12, 2013

Workers' Comp Bill Described as "Trojan Horse," "Lipstick on a Pig"

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The House Judiciary Committee this week approved workers' compensation legislation by Senate President Pro Tem Brian Bingman (R-Sapulpa), but didn’t get in any hurry about it.

The novel-length bill that would move the decision on how to compensate injured workers from a court-based system to an administrative one is another step closer to being law. The hearing on the bill was delayed by two weeks while the House made changes to fix some problems in the plan.

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