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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


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

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 chapter 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 chapter 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 chapter 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

OAR chapter 436-050, Employer/Insurer Coverage Responsibility, and 436-085, Premium Assessment

Document: Proposed rules | Filing certificate

Public hearing: Nov. 21, 2019, 10 a.m.
Closing date for testimony: Nov. 27, 2019

Testimony:

Exhibit 1 - Aaron Fellman, Workers' Compensation Division
Exhibit 2 - Hearing transcript
Summary of testimony and agency responses

OAR chapter 436-105, Employer-at-Injury Program

Document: Proposed rules | Filing certificate

Public hearing: Nov. 21, 2019, 10 a.m.
Closing date for testimony: Nov. 27, 2019

Testimony:

Exhibit 1 - Susan Potter, McCauley Potter Fain Associates
Exhibit 2 - Hearing transcript
Exhibit 3 - Jaye Fraser, SAIF Corporation
Summary of testimony and agency responses

OAR chapter 436, implementation of legislation and alignment of rules with statutes

Document: Proposed rules | Filing certificate

Public hearing: Nov. 21, 2019, 10 a.m.
Closing date for testimony: Nov. 27, 2019
Testimony:
Exhibit 1 - Hearing transcript
Summary of testimony and agency responses

OAR 436-070, Workers' Benefit Fund Assessment 

Document: Proposed rule | Filing certificate | Update on rate

Public hearing: Sept. 19, 2019
Closing date for testimony: Sept. 26, 2019
Testimony:
Exhibit 1 - Workers' Benefit Fund Assessment Recommendation for CY 2020
Exhibit 2 - DCBS Director Cameron Smith
Exhibit 3 - Transcript of public rulemaking hearing
Summary of testimony and agency responses

OAR 436-001, Procedural Rules, Rulemaking, Hearings, and Attorney Fees 

Documents: Proposed rules | Filing certificate |
Draft Bulletin 379 and multilingual help page

Public hearing: Feb. 19, 2019, 10 a.m.
Closing date for testimony: Feb. 25, 2019
Testimony: Exhibit 1 (hearing transcript) | 2
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 

Documents: Proposed rules | Filing certificate | Draft elective surgery notification form

Public hearing: Feb. 19, 2019, 10 a.m.
Closing date for testimony: Feb. 25, 2019
Testimony: Exhibit 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 (hearing transcript) | 7
Summary of testimony and agency responses

OAR 436-070, Workers' Benefit Fund Assessment 

Document: Proposed rule | Filing certificate

Amendment of the effective date
Closing date for written testimony: Oct. 22, 2018
Testimony: No testimony submitted

OAR 436-050, Employer/Insurer Coverage Responsibility
OAR 436-080, Noncomplying Employers 

Document: Proposed rule | Filing certificate

Public hearing: Oct. 22, 2018, 11 a.m.
Closing date for testimony: Oct. 29, 2018
Testimony: 1 (hearing transcript)
Summary of testimony and agency responses (no testimony)

OAR 436-070, Workers' Benefit Fund Assessment 

Document: Proposed rule | Filing certificate |
Update: Proposed assessment rate

Public hearing: Sept. 20, 2018, 4 p.m.
Closing date for testimony: Sept. 27, 2018 5 p.m.
Testimony: Exhibit 1 | 2 | 3 (hearing transcript) | 4
Summary of testimony and agency responses

OAR 436-120, Vocational Assistance to Injured Workers (weekly wage/multiple jobs) 

Document: Proposed rules

Public hearing: June 21, 2018, 10 a.m.
Closing date for testimony: June 26, 2018
Testimony: Exhibit 1 | 2 (hearing transcript) | 3
Summary of testimony and agency responses

OAR 436-060, Claims Administration (weekly wage calculation) 

Document: Proposes rules

Public hearing: June 21, 2018, 10 a.m.
Closing date for testimony: June 26, 2018
Testimony: Exhibit 1 | 2 (hearing transcript) | 3 
Summary of testimony and agency responses

OAR 436-050, Employer/Insurer Coverage Responsibility
OAR 436-180, Worker Leasing 

Document: Extension of comment period through May 21, 2018

Document: Proposed rules

Public hearing: April 24, 2018, 9 a.m.
Closing date for testimony: May 21, 2018
Testimony: Exhibit 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 (hearing transcript) | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14
Testimony and agency responses

OAR 436-001, Procedural Rules, Rulemaking, Hearings, and Attorney Fees 

Document: Proposed rules 

Public hearing: Feb. 21, 2018, 10 a.m.
Closing date for testimony: Feb. 26, 2018
Testimony: Exhibit 1 | 2 | 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 436-009 | 436-010 | 436-015

Public hearing: Feb. 21, 2018, 10 a.m.
Closing date for testimony: Feb. 26, 2018
Testimony: Exhibit 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | Testimony and responses

OAR 436-060-0025, Rate of Temporary Disability Compensation

Document: Proposed rules

Public hearing: Dec. 18, 2017, 9 a.m.

Closing date for testimony: Dec. 21, 2017
Testimony: Exhibit 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 - hearing transcript
Summary of testimony and agency responses

OAR 436-050, Employer/Insurer Coverage Responsibility

Document: Proposed rules

Public hearing: Oct. 20, 2017, 9:30 a.m.

Closing date for testimony: Oct. 26, 2017
Testimony: Exhibit 1 | 2 | 3 - hearing transcript
Summary of testimony and agency responses

OAR 436-010, Medical Services
OAR 436-060, Claims Administration
OAR 436-075, Retroactive Program

Document: Proposed rules

Public hearing: Oct. 20, 2017, 9:30 a.m.

Closing date for testimony: Oct. 26, 2017
Testimony: Exhibit 1 | 2 - hearing transcript | 3 | 4
Summary of testimony and agency responses

OAR 436-030-0165, Medical Arbiter Examination Process

Document: Proposed rules

Public hearing: Sept. 18, 2017, 10:30 a.m.

Closing date for testimony: Sept. 22, 2017
Testimony: Exhibit 1 | 2
Summary of testimony and agency responses

OAR 436-010, Medical Services
OAR 436-030, Claim Closure and Reconsideration
OAR 436-035, Disability Rating Standards

Document: Proposed rules

Public hearing: July 25, 2017, 9 a.m.

Closing date for testimony: July 31, 2017
Testimony: Exhibit 1 | 2 | 3
Summary of testimony and agency responses

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

Document: Proposed rules

Public hearing: Feb. 16, 2017, 10 a.m.

Closing date for testimony: Feb. 22, 2017
Testimony: Exhibit 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5
Summary of testimony and agency responses



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