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Survey Article


Unlike recent years, which saw significant changes in the Georgia Workers' Compensation Act through appellate decisions, the past survey period was. most noteworthy for the actions of the Georgia Legislature. Following months of debate in a study committee, formed by State Senator Harold Dawkins and composed of representatives from industry, labor, insurance, self-insurers, and attorneys, the 1990 Georgia General Assembly passed amendments sponsored by Senator Dawkins and Senator Arthur "Skin" Edge that corrected some longstanding problems in Georgia's workers' compensation laws. This year's Article reviews this new legislation, as well as the appellate decisions affecting workers' compensation.