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Proposed rules and testimony

OAR 436-050, Employer/Insurer Coverage Responsibility

Document: Proposed rules | Filing certificate

Caption: Self-insurance security deposits; revocation of certification; termination of self-insured employer group members 
Public hearing: Oct. 17, 2022, 10 a.m.

Labor & Industries Building
350 Winter Street NE, Room F (basement)
Salem, Oregon 97301
To attend by telephone or video - Zoomgov:
https://www.zoomgov.com/j/1612539250?pwd=Ui96L0tJenBFU1l1bk1TbnhWc3VXdz09
Meeting ID: 161 253 9250 | Passcode: 644824 |
1 833 568 8864 US Toll-free
Closing date for written testimony: Oct. 21, 2022
Testimony:

OAR 436-035, Disability Rating Standards

Document: Proposed rules | Filing certificate

Caption: Apportionment of permanent partial disability; effects on denied conditions, irreversible findings, and presbycusis 
Public hearing: Oct. 17, 2022, 10 a.m.

Labor & Industries Building
350 Winter Street NE, Room F (basement)
Salem, Oregon 97301
To attend by telephone or video - Zoomgov:
https://www.zoomgov.com/j/1612539250?pwd=Ui96L0tJenBFU1l1bk1TbnhWc3VXdz09
Meeting ID: 161 253 9250 | Passcode: 644824 |
1 833 568 8864 US Toll-free
Closing date for written testimony: Oct. 21, 2022
Testimony:

OAR 436-001, Procedural Rules, Attorney Fees, and General Provisions

Document: Proposed rules | Filing certificate

Caption: Attorney fees under OAR chapter 436 
Public hearing: June 16, 2022, 11 a.m.

Closing date for written testimony: June 22, 2022
Testimony:
Exhibit 1: Hearing transcript (no testimony given)

OAR chapter 436 - multiple rules

Document: Proposed rules | Filing certificate

Caption: Replacement of gender-specific pronouns 
Closing date for written testimony: May 24, 2022 (no hearing)
Testimony:
Exhibit 1: Kathy Kaczmarek RN
Exhibit 2: Darrin Boyce, NWRC of SMART Sheet Metal Workers #16
Exhibit 3: Jenny Strickland
Exhibit 4: Nicole McMerrick
Exhibit 5: Heidi Prokop
Exhibit 6: Scott Strickland, MLAC
Summary of testimony and agency responses

OAR 436-001, Procedural Rules, Attorney Fees, and General Provisions
OAR 436-030, Claim Closure and Reconsideration
OAR 436-060, Claims Administration

Document: Proposed rules | Filing certificate

Caption: Attorney fees under OAR chapter 436 
Public hearing: March 15, 2022, 9 a.m., by video or telephone
Closing date for written testimony: March 21, 2022
Testimony:
Exhibit 1: Hearing transcript (no testimony given)
Exhibit 2: Julene Quinn, Quinn & Heus, LLC
Summary of testimony and agency responses

OAR 436-009, Oregon Medical Fee and Payment
OAR 436-010, Medical Services

Document: Proposed rules | Filing certificate

Caption: Workers’ compensation medical fees and payments, medical services, and interpreter services
Public hearing: Feb. 15, 2022, 9 a.m., by video or telephone
Closing date for written testimony: Feb. 21, 2022
Testimony:
Exhibit 1: Ben Johnson, PA, Oregon Society of Physician Assistants
Exhibit 2: Workers' Compensation Division
Exhibit 3: Hearing transcript (no testimony given)
Summary of testimony and agency responses

OAR 436-110, Preferred Worker Program

Document: Proposed rule | Filing certificate

Caption: Revision of agency email address in notices to workers and employers
Closing date for written testimony: Nov. 22, 2021 (No hearing)
Testimony: No testimony received

OAR 436-050, Employer/Insurer Coverage Responsibility & OAR 436-060, Claims Administration

Document: Proposed rules | Filing certificate

Caption: Claims processing location; claims recordkeeping; casual labor threshold
Public hearing: Oct. 18, 2021, 10:30 a.m., by video or telephone
Original closing date for written testimony: Oct. 25, 2021
Notice of extension of closing date for written testimony through (including) Nov. 24, 2021
Testimony:
Exhibit 1, hearing transcript
Exhibit 2, Steven Bennett, American Property Casualty Insurance Assn. 
Exhibit 3, Jaye Fraser, SAIF Corporation
Exhibit 4, Steven Bennett, American Property Casualty Insurance Assn.
Exhibit 5, Ted Heus, QUINN & HEUS, LLC
Exhibit 6, Oregon Trial Lawyers Association & International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers
Summary of testimony and agency responses

OAR 436-105, Employer-at-Injury Program

Document: Proposed rules | Filing certificate

Caption: Increased payment to insurer or self-insured employer for administration of Employer-at-Injury Program
Public hearing: Oct. 18, 2021, 10:30 a.m., by video or telephone
Closing date for written testimony: Oct. 25, 2021
Testimony:
Exhibit 1, hearing transcript
Exhibit 2, Susan Potter, McCauley Potter Fain
Summary of testimony and agency response

OAR 436-070, Workers' Benefit Fund Assessment

Document: Proposed rules | Filing certificate

Caption: Standards for calculating the Workers’ Benefit Fund (WBF) assessment
Public hearing: Sept. 16, 2021, 4 p.m., by video or telephone
Closing date for written testimony: Sept. 23, 2021
Testimony: 
Exhibit 1 WBF assessment rate recommendation (DCBS)
Exhibit 2 DCBS director's testimony
Exhibit 3 hearing transcript
Summary of testimony and agency responses

OAR 436-009, Oregon Medical Fee and Payment
OAR 436-010, Medical Services
OAR 436-015, Managed Care Organizations

Document: Proposed rules | Filing certificate

Caption: Workers’ compensation medical fees and payments, medical services, and managed care organizations
Public hearing: Feb. 17, 2021, 2 p.m., telephone only
Closing date for testimony: Feb. 22, 2021
Testimony: 
Exhibit 1, Juerg Kunz, Workers' Compensation Division
Exhibit 2, hearing transcript
Exhibit 3, Juerg Kunz, Workers' Compensation Division
Exhibit 4, Ben Johnson, PA-C
Summary of testimony and agency responses

OAR 436-060, Claims Administration

Document: Proposed rule | Filing certificate |

Text showing changes from temporary rule in effect since Oct. 1

Caption: Processing workers’ compensation claims for COVID-19 or SARS-CoV-2 exposure
Public hearing: Jan. 5, 2021, 9 a.m., telephone only
Closing date for testimony: Jan. 8, 2021
Testimony:
Exhibit 1, hearing transcript
Exhibit 2, Elaine Schooler, SAIF Corporation
Exhibit 3, Management-Labor Advisory Committee
Exhibit 4, Kirsten Adams, AGC / coalition
Summary of testimony and agency responses

OAR 436-060, Claims Administration

Document: Proposed rules | Filing certificate

Caption: Department review of modified forms; reporting of workers’ Social Security numbers
Public hearing: Nov. 16, 2020, 1 p.m., telephone only
Closing date for testimony: Nov. 23, 2020
DRAFT Form 801, Report of Job Injury or Illness*
DRAFT Form 3283, A Guide for workers recently hurt on the job*
*Please do not duplicate until final forms are posted.
Testimony:
Exhibit 1, hearing transcript
Exhibit 2, Northwest Workers' Justice Project
Summary of testimony and agency responses

OAR 436-009, Oregon Medical Fee and Payment

Document: Proposed rules | Filing certificate

Public hearing: Aug. 17, 2020, 2 p.m., telephone only
Closing date for testimony: Aug. 21, 2020
Testimony:
Exhibit 1, Juerg Kunz, WCD
Exhibit 2, hearing transcript
Summary of testimony and agency responses

OAR 436-009, Oregon Medical Fee and Payment

Document: Proposed rules | Filing certificate

Public hearing: July 22, 2020, 2 p.m., telephone only
Closing date for testimony: July 28, 2020
Testimony:
Exhibit 1, Danielle Erb, MD
Exhibit 2, hearing transcript
Exhibit 3, Mercedes Hudgins, Mitchell
Summary of testimony and agency responses

OAR 436-001, Procedural Rules, Attorney Fees, and General Provisions | OAR 436-060, Claims Administration

Document: Proposed rules | Filing certificate

Public hearing: Feb. 18, 2020, 9 a.m.
Closing date for testimony: Feb. 21, 2020

Testimony:
Exhibit 1 - hearing transcript
Exhibit 2 - Jaye Fraser, SAIF Corporation
Summary of testimony and agency responses

OAR chapter 436-009, Oregon Medical Fee and Payment

Document: Proposed rules | Filing certificate

Public hearing: Feb. 18, 2020, 9 a.m.
Closing date for testimony: Feb. 21, 2020

Testimony:
Exhibit 1 - Greg Gilbert, Concentra
Exhibit 2 - hearing transcript
Summary of testimony and agency responses

OAR 436-030, Claim Closure and Reconsideration, and 436-035, Disability Rating Standards

Document: Proposed rules | Filing certificate

Public hearing: Jan 16, 2020, 10 a.m.
Closing date for testimony: Jan. 22, 2020

Testimony:
Exhibit 1 - Hearing transcript
Exhibit 2 - Jaye Fraser, SAIF Corporation
Exhibit 3 - Paloma Sparks, OBI | Kirsten Adams, AGC
Summary of testimony and agency responses



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