MILEAGE FOR ONE ROUND TRIP TO PHARMACY NOW REIMBURSABLE
The Alabama Workers' Compensation Code does not provide for the reimbursement of mileage for trips to and from the pharmacy. However, the Alabama Department of Industrial Relations recently released a memorandum which states that mileage for one round trip to the pharmacy to fill a prescription is now a reimbursable expense. Employees cannot claim reimbursement for multiple trips if they choose to drop off the prescription and return later to pick it up. The Department also indicated that the employee has up to one year to claim the reimbursement. Upon the expiration of one year, the employee is forever barred from claiming reimbursement for the expense.