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North Dakota Workers' Compensation Permanent Impairment Awards, Measure 9 (1996)

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The North Dakota Workers' Compensation Permanent Impairment Awards Referendum, also known as Measure 9, was on the June 11, 1996 ballot in North Dakota as an legislatively-referred state statute, where it was approved.[1] The measure establishes minimum impairments in workers compensation laws and changed the awards for differing degrees of impairment.[2][3]

Election results

North Dakota Measure 9 (1996)
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 72,207 65.91%
No37,34634.09%

Election results via: North Dakota Secretary of State, Official Vote of Primary Election, 1996

Text of measure

The measure was recorded in the 1997 Session Laws as follows:[4]

This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.

Approval by referendum of Senate Bill No. 2202 of the Fifty-fourth Legislative Assembly, which revised statutory provisions for workers' compensation permanent partial impairment awards. The bill established a minimum level of 16 percent impairment before any permanent partial impairment award may be made for a work injury. The bill increased permanent partial impairment awards for injuries resulting in more than 50 percent impairment. The bill required objective medical evidence of nerve or structural damage for injuries resulting in loss of strength, sensation, or range of motion. The bill required review by an independent physician when there is a dispute about the percentage of an injured employee's permanent impairment. The bill repealed the schedule of awards for loss of specific body members.

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