Boards and Commissions

Advisory Council on Workers' Compensation

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

Tennessee State Capitol Building

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

Upcoming Meetings

Recent Meetings

The Tennessee Local Development Authority Audit Committee will meet at 2:30 p.m. (Central Time) Tuesday, June 15, 2021, immediately following the TSSBA Audit Committee meeting, in the State Capitol, Executive Conference Room, Ground Floor, at 600 Dr. Martin Luther King Blvd, Nashville, Tennessee 37243.

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The Investment Committee of the Tennessee Consolidated Retirement System (TCRS) will meet at 2:00 p.m. CT Monday, April 26, 2021, via electronic communications.

Join the meeting by Webex

Meeting number (access code): 185 563 7152
Meeting password: Pp2vM5Qisc3

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Meeting Date and Time
Friday, March 26, 2021 at 10:00 A.M. CT

In the interest of public safety and welfare, this meeting will be held by electronic means only and will not occur in a physical location.

Attend this meeting via WebEx

Meeting number:  178 729 6818
Password:  McHfJNmU258
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Join by phone:

Dial:  1-415-655-0003
Access code:  178 729 6818

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Meeting Date and Time
Friday, March 26, 2021 at 9 A.M. CT

In the interest of public safety and welfare, this meeting will be held by electronic means only and will not occur in a physical location.

Attend this meeting via WebEx

Meeting number:  185 863 3345
Password:  3apATCK4aY4
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Dial:  1-415-655-0003
Access Code:  185 863 3345

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Meeting Date and Time
Wednesday, March 24, 2021 at 3:00 p.m. CST

In the interest of public safety and welfare, this meeting will be held by electronic means only and will not occur in a physical location.

Attend this meeting via WebEx

Meeting number:  185 916 4803
Password:  jMEtJP5Yn43
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Dial:  1-415-655-0003
Access code:  185 916 4803

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Tennessee Board of Claims

Meeting Date and Time

Tuesday, October 13, 2020 at 9:30 A.M. CT
In the interest of public safety and welfare, this meeting will be held by electronic means only and will not occur in a physical location.

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Meeting number:  171 963 4711
Password:  MJnE49pJ9FM
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Dial:  1-415-655-0003 US TOLL
Access code:  171 963 4711

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Meeting Date abd Time

Thursday, October 8, 2020 at 3:00 P.M. CT
In the interest of public safety and welfare, this meeting will be held by electronic means only and will not occur in a physical location.

Attend this meeting via WebEx

Meeting number:  171 676 1054
Password:  BMpzrpZm288
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Join by phone:

Dial:  1-415-655-0003 US TOLL
Access code:  171 676 1054

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Meeting Date and Time
Thursday, October 8 2020 at 9:45 A.M. CT

In the interest of public safety and welfare, this meeting will be held by electronic means only and will not occur in a physical location.

Attend this meeting via WeEx
Meeting number: 171 196 7391
Password: xpDmPmEH635
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Dial: 1-415-655-0003
Access Code: 171 196 7391

Learn more about the Chairs of Excellence Trust

Learn more about the College Savings Trust Fund Board

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Collateral Pool Board

Meeting Date and Time
Friday, October 2, 2020 at 2:30 P.M. CT

In the interest of public safety and welfare, this meeting will be held by electronic means only and will not occur in a physical location.

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Meeting number: 171 961 0539
Password: rvSipkBR887
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Dial:
1-415-655-0003
Access Code: 171 961 0539
 

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Meeting Date and Time
Friday, September 25, 2020 at 9 A.M. CT

In the interest of public safety and welfare, this meeting will be held by electronic means only and will not occur in a physical location.

Attend this meeting via WebEx

Meeting number: 171 036 8436
Password:  mgHJP3jrr29
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Dial: 1-415-655-0003
Access Code:  171 036 8436

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Meeting Date and Time
Friday, September 25, 2020 at 8 A.M. CT

In the interest of public safety and welfare, this meeting will be held by electronic means only and will not occur in a physical location.

Attend this meeting via WebEx

Meeting number: 171 720 0711
Password:  F5dpSFbbd74
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Join by phone:
Dial: 1-415-655-0003
Access Code:  171 720 0711

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Meeting Date and Time
Thursday, September 24, 2020 at 10 A.M. CT

In the interest of public safety and welfare, this meeting will be held by electronic means only and will not occur in a physical location.

Attend this meeting via WebEx

Meeting number (Access code): 171 305 0229
Meeting password: Gm33Umw8jjU

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Join by phone:
Dial:
1-415-655-0003
Access code: 171 305 0229

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Meeting Date and Time
Friday, August 28, 2020 at 10:00 A.M. CT

In the interest of public safety and welfare, this meeting will be held by electronic means only and will not occur in a physical location.

View the Video from the Meeting

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Meeting Date and Time

Wednesday, July 15, 2020 at 10:00 A.M. CT
In the interest of public safety and welfare, this meeting will be held by electronic means only and will not occur in a physical location.

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Meeting number: 161 914 2273
Password: ptKQYdMR282
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Join by phone:

Dial: 415-655-0003
Access code: 161 914 2273

Meeting Date and Time

Friday, June 26, 2020 at 9:00 A.M. CT
In the interest of public safety and welfare, this meeting will be held by electronic means only and will not occur in a physical location.

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Meeting number: 161 333 0601
Password: b5yMMTtvT42
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Join by phone:

Dial: 1-415-655-0003 US TOLL
Access code: 161 333 0601

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Meeting Date and Time

Friday, June 26, 2020 at 8:00 A.M. CT
In the interest of public safety and welfare, this meeting will be held by electronic means only and will not occur in a physical location.

Attend this meeting via WebEx

Meeting number: 161 695 5639
Password: r9SgenfGT84
OR
Join by phone:

Dial: 1-415-655-0003 US TOLL
Access code: 161 695 5639

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Meeting Date and Time
Thursday, June 25, 2020 at 9:30 A.M. CT

In the interest of public safety and welfare, this meeting will be held by electronic means only and will not occur in a physical location.

Attend this meeting via WebEx

Meeting number: 161 925 1328
Password: XSzb6PNHS32
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Join by phone:
Dial: 1-415-655-0003 US TOLL
Access Code: 161 925 1328

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Tennessee Board of Claims

Meeting Date and Time

Friday, June 19, 2020 at 10:30 A.M. CT
In the interest of public safety and welfare, this meeting will be held by electronic means only and will not occur in a physical location.

Attend this meeting via WebEx

Meeting number: 161 373 7253
Password: 8x2QFP5JmBY
OR
Join by phone

Dial: 1-415-655-0003 US TOLL
Access Code:  161 373 7253

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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 Carter Lawrence, 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
Dale Cantrell Employees Clinton, 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 Representing
Joy Baker
Director of Risk Management, City of Johnson City
Johnson City, TN Local Governments
Jason G. Denton
Tennessee Association for Justice
Lebanon, TN Attorney Representing Injured Employees
Sandra Fletchall
Occupational Therapist Licensed in Tennessee
Memphis, TN Occupational Therapists
Keith B. Graves, D.C.
Chiropractor Licensed in Tennessee
Nashville, TN Chiropractors
John Harris
Physical Therapist Licensed in Tennessee
Knoxville, TN Physical Therapists
Terry P. Horn
Corporate Health Services
Nashville, TN Hospital Organizations
Lynn Vo Lawyer
Tennessee Defense Lawyers Association
Nashville, TN Attorney Representing Employers and Workers' Compensation Insurers
Sam E. Murrell III, M.D
Tennessee Medical Association
Memphis, TN Physician Representative of Medical Organizations
A. Gregory Ramos
Tennessee Bar Association
Nashville, TN Attorney Representative of Legal Organizations
Misty D. Williams
Travelers Insurance
Brentwood, TN Insurance Companies

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 2021 Annual Report
    Advisory Council on Workers' Compensation Annual Report for July 1, 2020–June 30, 2021
  • FY 2020 Annual Report
    Advisory Council on Workers' Compensation Annual Report for July 1, 2019–June 30, 2020
  • FY 2019 Annual Report
    Advisory Council on Workers' Compensation Annual Report for July 1, 2018–June 30, 2019
  • 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

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