Boards and Commissions

Advisory Council on Workers' Compensation

The Advisory Council on Workers' Compensation is chaired by
Tennessee State Treasurer David H. Lillard, Jr.

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The Advisory Council on Workers' Compensation exists to provide information, research and recommendations concerning workers' compensation issues to the Tennessee General Assembly, the Department of Commerce and Insurance and the Department of Labor and Workforce Development.

In general, the Advisory Council is authorized to monitor the performance of the workers' compensation system in the implementation of legislative directives, to make recommendations relating to the adoption of rules and legislation; and to make recommendations regarding the method and form of statistical collections.

The Advisory Council also reviews the annual advisory prospective loss cost filing by the National Council on Compensation Insurance and provides comment and recommendation concerning the filing to the Commissioner of Commerce and Insurance. In addition, at the request of the General Assembly, the Advisory Council annually reviews and provides comments and recommendations on proposed workers' compensation legislation.

Board Meetings and Materials

2019 Meetings

Date and Time Location Agenda/Minutes Additional Documents
Monday, March 18, 2019
1PM (CDT)
Cordell Hull Building
House Hearing Room I
425 5th Avenue North
Nashville, Tennessee 37243
Public Meeting Notice
Agenda

Video

2018 Meetings

Date and Time Location Agenda/Minutes Additional Documents
Wednesday, November 14, 2018
06:30 PM (Central Time)
Cordell Hull Building
House Hearing Room II
425 5th Avenue North
Nashville, Tennessee 37243
Public Meeting Notice
Agenda
Video
Report to Legislature
New Building Presentation
Thursday, October 11, 2018
04:00 PM (Central Time)
Cordell Hull Building
House Hearing Room II
425 5th Avenue North
Nashville, Tennessee 37243   
Public Meeting Notice
Meeting Minutes
Video

Monday, August 27, 2018
04:00 PM (Central Time)
Cordell Hull Building
House Hearing Room II
425 5th Avenue North
Nashville, Tennessee 37243
Public Meeting Notice
Agenda
Video
Voluntary Loss Cost and Assigned Risk Rate Filing
Overview of Tennessee Workers' Compensation Market Conditions and Environment
Residual Market Administration
Thursday, March 01, 2018
07:30 PM (Central Time)   
Cordell Hull Building
House Hearing Room II
425 5th Avenue North
Nashville, Tennessee 37243   
Public Meeting Notice
Agenda
Video
Report of the Advisory Council to the Legislative Committees

Advisory Council on Workers' Compensation Members

The Advisory Council is comprised of the State Treasurer who serves as Chair, three (3) voting members who represent employees; three (3) voting members who represent employers; ten (10) nonvoting members and four (4) ex officio members.

The Chair may vote only on matters related to the administration of the Advisory Council or the Council's research; the chair is not permitted to vote on any matter which constitutes the making of a policy recommendation to the Governor or to the General Assembly.


Chair

Member Title/Department Location
David H. Lillard, Jr. Tennessee State Treasurer Nashville, TN

Ex-Officio Members

Member Title/Department Location
Senator Paul Bailey
Chair, Senate Labor and Commerce Committee
Nashville, TN
Representative Clark Boyd
Chair, House Consumer and Human Resources Committee
Nashville, TN
Commissioner Julie Mix-McPeak, designee Mike Shinnick Department of Commerce and Insurance Nashville, TN
Abbie Hudgens, designee Troy Haley Administrator, Bureau of Workers' Compensation Nashville, TN

Voting Members

Member Title/Department Location
Kerry Dove
Small Business Employer
Nolensville, TN
Bruce D. Fox
Employees
Clinton, TN
John M. Garrett
Employees
Nashville, TN
Brian Hunt
Vice President, Southern Champion Tray
Chattanooga, TN
Bob Pitts
Associated Builders and Contractors
Nashville, TN
Paul Shaffer
Labor
Memphis, TN

Non-Voting Members

Member Title/Department Location
Joy Baker
Director of Risk Management, City of Johnson City
Johnson City, TN
Jason G. Denton
Tennessee Association for Justice
Lebanon, TN
Sandra Fletchall
Occupational Therapist Licensed in Tennessee
Memphis, TN
Keith B. Graves, D.C.
Chiropractor Licensed in Tennessee
Nashville, TN
John Harris
Physical Therapist Licensed in Tennessee
Knoxville, TN
Lynn Vo Lawyer
Tennessee Defense Lawyers Association
Nashville, TN
Sam E. Murrell III, M.D
Tennessee Medical Association
Memphis, TN
A. Gregory Ramos
Tennessee Bar Association
Nashville, TN

Questions about Workers' Compensation?

The Advisory Council does not provide advice to employees, employers, insurers or consumers . If you have questions about a specific workers’ compensation claim or you need general workers’ compensation information, please visit the Workers’ Compensation Division of the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development.

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Annual Reports

  • FY 2018 Annual Report
    Advisory Council on Workers' Compensation Annual Report for July 1, 2017–June 30, 2018
  • FY 2017 Annual Report
    Advisory Council on Workers' Compensation Annual Report for July 1, 2016–June 30, 2017
  • FY 2016 Annual Report
    Advisory Council on Workers' Compensation Annual Report for July 1, 2015–June 30, 2016
  • FY 2015 Annual Report
    Advisory Council on Workers' Compensation Annual Report for July 1, 2014–June 30, 2015
  • FY 2014 Annual Report
    Advisory Council on Workers' Compensation Annual Report for July 1, 2013–June 30, 2014
  • FY 2013 Annual Report
    Advisory Council on Workers' Compensation Annual Report for July 1, 2012–June 30, 2013
  • FY 2012 Annual Report
    Advisory Council on Workers' Compensation Annual Report for July 1, 2011–June 30, 2012

Supreme Court Decisions

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Contact Us

Have questions about the Advisory Council on Workers Compensation?  We're here to help!

 (615) 289-4603

larry.scroggs@tn.gov

Mailing Address

State of Tennessee
Advisory Council on Workers' Compensation
Andrew Jackson Building, 15th Floor
502 Deaderick Street
Nashville, TN 37243-0248