Saturday, May 08, 2010

Colorado Rejects Bill Restricting Video Surveillance

"he Colorado Senate Judiciary Committee last night defeated a bill that would have limited the use of surveillance of employees who have submitted a workers' compensation claim.

Among other things, HB 1012, would have restricted video surveillance to only when the insurer or employer had a reasonable basis to suspect that the employee committed fraud or made a material misstatement concerning the claim; and would have required the insurer or employer to destroy all materials collected during the surveillance within five years, unless the materials were reasonably necessary to resolve an ongoing claim of fraud.

"We and others in the anti-fraud community felt the bill wasn't the best bill out there and didn't need to go forward," said Howard Goldblatt, director of government affairs for the Coalition Against Insurance Fraud."

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