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The Act defines when the use of alcohol or a controlled substance will bar recovery by an injury employee. The Act gives the Workers' Compensation Board greater ability to fine one who commits fraud, deletes the requirement that the Board send notice of a claim to the parties, amends the appellate review standard of the Board, and extends the time to schedule hearings. The Act gives injured employees the chance to return to work with penalizing the employee if the employee is unable to perform work tasks and allows an employer to suspend benefits to an injured employee if the employee refuses to attempt to return to work when the offered job is within the employee's capabilities. The Act gives employers more choice in deciding how they provide care for injured employees.

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