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Workers' compensation -- Training for rehabilitation providers

Orientation session -- 2014

The 2014 Orientation session has been scheduled. The session is only for qualified rehabilitation consultant (QRC) interns, QRC intern supervisors from the intern's firm and newly registered job placement vendors. All participants must pre-register; the cost is $75. Early online registration is encouraged because the session will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis. CRC/CDMS -- 6.25 CEUs will be available.

Times, date, location

The training session is 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014, at the Department of Labor and Industry, 443 Lafayette Road N., St. Paul, MN  55155 (see maps, get directions).

Topics include:

  • workers' compensation 101;
  • rehabilitation issues;
  • medical aspects;
  • rehabilitation review/ethics;
  • registration renewal and completion of internship;
  • intern qualifying criteria; and
  • participating in alternative dispute-resolution conferences.

If you need special accommodations or have questions about the training, contact Martha Steinhart at
(651) 284-5136 or 1-800-342-5354, ext. 5136; or at martha.steinhart@state.mn.us.

Registration and payment

All participants must register and pay online. Early registration is encouraged. Each session is limited to 30 people. Classes will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis. The Department of Labor and Industry reserves the right to cancel a session if there are not enough participants registered.

2014 Rehabilitation Update Conference -- Conference and video-stream event, Sept. 25, 2014

Attendance at the rehabilitation provider update conference sessions is required of all qualified rehabilitation consultants (QRCs) and QRC interns. Registered job placement vendors must send at least one representative from their organization. Nonattendance may be allowed only for emergency situations (Minnesota Rules 5220.1500, subp. 3a).

This year, the conference is being offered in two ways to accommodate busy schedules -- participants may attend in person or via the Internet. All participants must pre-register; the cost is $75. CRC/CDMS -- CEUs will be available. The cost includes access for those choosing video-streaming and includes parking, continental breakfast, lunch and refreshments for those attending in person.

  • A link to online registration will be available soon

Notices will be mailed in July 2014. Registration will be done via DLI's website. Seating at the conference is limited to 200 participants; all other registered rehabilitation providers wishing to receive CEUs may participate through live video-streaming in the convenience of their office that same day. (Video-stream participants will be provided with a Web address to sign in; viewing of the video stream will be available through Oct. 23, 2014.)

Date, time, location

The 2014 conference is Thursday, Sept. 25, 8:30 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. It will be offered live at the University of Minnesota, Continuing Education and Conference Center, St. Paul campus, and via video-streaming that day.

Audio stream available through Oct. 23
For rehabilitation providers unable to participate the day of the conference, an audio stream will be made available through the Internet using a special access code from Sept. 25 through Oct. 23. CRC/CDMS -- CEUs will be available to participants through those dates only.

Topics include:

  • retraining -- advocating for the plan;
  • MNsure versus Minnesota workers' compensation;
  • job placement:  a criminal history;
  • social media:  an employment nightmare;
  • online R-form filing review;
  • registration renewal and completion of internships; and
  • DLI's ombudsman and Patient Advocate Program.

If you need special accommodations, have questions or need to notify DLI about not attending due to an emergency, contact Martha Steinhart at (651) 284-5136 or martha.steinhart@state.mn.us or contact Mike Hill at (651) 284-5153 or mike.hill@state.mn.us.

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