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Survey Article


The 1997-98 survey period was marked by a relatively calm legislative session with respect to workers' compensation, in sharp contrast to the significant legislation that has reshaped the Georgia's Workers' Compensation Act this decade. As usual, however, the appellate courts were active in the workers' compensation arena, issuing decisions over a broad range of issues. In particular, significant rulings affected change in condition cases, the intoxication defense, and the ongoing issue of psychological injury.