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2024

Public rulemaking hearing

OAR 436-120, Vocational Benefits to Injured Workers

Projected effective date: July 1, 2024
Public hearing: April 25, 2024, 9 a.m.

Public rulemaking hearing

OAR 436-060, Claims Administration

Projected effective date: July 1, 2024
Public hearing: April 17, 2024, 3 p.m.

Public rulemaking hearing

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

Projected effective date: April 1, 2024
Caption: medical fees and payments, medical services, interpreter services, and managed care organizations
Public hearing: Feb. 21, 2024, 3 p.m.

Closing date for written testimony: Feb. 27, 2024

Rulemaking advisory committee meeting

OAR 436-120, Vocational Assistance to Injured Workers

Jan. 30, 2024, 1 p.m.

Meeting: Agenda | Minutes

Rulemaking advisory committee meeting

OAR 436-060, Claims Administration

Jan. 25, 2024, 9 a.m.

Meeting: Agenda | Minutes

2023

Rulemaking advisory committee meeting

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

Nov. 30, 2023, 1:30 p.m.

Meeting: Agenda | Minutes | Audio Recording

Public rulemaking hearing

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

Projected effective date: Jan. 1, 2024
Caption: Implementing HB 3412 and HB 2696
Public hearing: Oct. 24, 2023, 10 a.m.

Closing date for written testimony: Oct. 31, 2023

Public rulemaking hearing

OAR 436-070, Workers' Benefit Fund Assessment

Projected effective date Jan. 1, 2024
Caption: 2024 Workers' Benefit Fund Assessment Rate
Public hearing: Sept. 21, 2023, 4 p.m.

Closing date for written testimony: Sept. 28, 2023

Request for advice - due Aug. 18, 2023*

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

The 2023 Oregon Legislature passed two bills that will require corresponding revisions to some workers’ compensation rules:

  • Enrolled HB 2696 establishes licenses for sign language interpreters, to be issued by the Health Licensing Office.
  • Enrolled HB 3412 expands the treatment authority of physician assistants.
Please review the issues and draft rules and send your advice to Daneka Karma, Daneka.a.karma@dcbs.oregon.gov, or phone Daneka at 503-509-6785.
NOTE: This rulemaking is limited to implementation of 2023 legislation. We will separately invite participation in the usual annual review of the fee schedules and issues affecting medical services and managed care organizations.

*No meeting scheduled at this time.

Public rulemaking hearing

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

Caption: Medical fee schedules, payments, and related procedures; protected health information; managed care organization responsibilities
Public hearing: Feb. 15, 2023, 1 p.m.

2022

Advisory committee meeting

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

Nov. 30, 2022, 1:30 p.m.

Agenda | Transcript | Audio recording

Public rulemaking hearing

OAR 436-030, Claim Closure and Reconsideration
OAR 436-060, Claims Administration
OAR 436-120, Vocational Assistance to Injured Workers

Projected effective date: Jan. 1, 2024
Caption: Implementation of Enrolled House Bill 4138 (2022); Ombuds office name update 
Public hearing: Nov. 28, 2022, 10 a.m.

Closing date for written testimony: Dec. 5, 2022

Public rulemaking hearing

OAR 436-060, Claims Administration

Projected effective date Jan. 1, 2023
Caption: Claims administration clarifications; implementation of Enrolled House Bill 4086 (2022) 
Public hearing: Nov. 28, 2022, 10 a.m.

Closing date for written testimony: Dec. 5, 2022

Public rulemaking hearing

Proposed OAR 436-050, Employer/Insurer Coverage Responsibility

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

Public rulemaking hearing

Proposed OAR 436-035, Disability Rating Standards

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

Advisory committee meeting

Implementation of Enrolled House Bill 4138 (2022) and Enrolled House Bill 2040 (2021) - amendment of rules

Sept. 7, 2022, 1:30 p.m.
Agenda | HB 4138 (2022) | HB 2040 (2021) 
Minutes | transcript | audio recording

Advisory committee meeting

OAR 436-050, Employer/Insurer Coverage Responsibility

Aug. 24, 2022, 1:30 p.m.
Agenda | audio recording | transcript

Advisory committee meeting

OAR 436-035, Disability Rating Standards

Aug. 9, 2022, 9 a.m.
Agenda | audio recording | transcript

Public rulemaking hearing

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

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

Advisory committee meeting

Implementation of Enrolled House Bill 4138 (2022)

May 3, 2022, 2 p.m.
Agenda | Minutes

Public rulemaking hearing

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

Caption: Attorney fees under OAR chapter 436 
Public hearing: March 15, 2022, 9 a.m.

Advisory committee meeting

Simplification and streamlining of required
workers' compensation correspondence

March 8, 2022, 9 a.m.
Meeting: Agenda | List of rules and required notices | Minutes

Public rulemaking hearing

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

Caption: Workers’ compensation medical fees and payments, medical services, and interpreter services
Feb. 15, 2022, 9 a.m.

Rulemaking advisory committee meeting

OAR 436-001, Procedural Rules, Attorney Fees, and General Provisions >>> request for advice on attorney fees under OAR 436-001-0400 through 0440

Jan. 26, 2022, 9:30 a.m.
Meeting: Agenda | minutes
Advice: 
Andrew Evenson, SBH Legal

2021

Rulemaking advisory committee meeting

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

Nov. 3, 2021, 9 a.m.
Meeting: Agenda | minutes
Advice: 
John Di Paola MD, Occupational Orthopedics
Tom Hernandez, ProLanguage Interpreters LLC (11/2)
Daniel Miller, DC, Oregon Chiropractic Association
Ben Johnson, PA-C, Oregon Society of Physician Assistants
Tom Hernandez, PoLanguag Interpreters LLC (11/19)
Christopher Van Tilburg, MD, Providence MCO

Public rulemaking hearing

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

Caption: Claims processing location; claims recordkeeping; casual labor threshold
Oct. 18, 2021, 10:30 a.m.

Public rulemaking hearing

OAR 436-105, Employer-at-Injury Program

Caption: Increased payment to insurer or self-insured employer for administration of Employer-at-Injury Program
Oct. 18, 2021, 10:30 a.m.

Advisory committee meeting

Attorney fees under ORS 656.383(1) at reconsideration under ORS 656.268

Note: The need for rule changes is uncertain at this time.
Oct. 8, 2021, 1 p.m.
Meeting: agenda | minutes

Public rulemaking hearing

OAR 436-070, Workers' Benefit Fund Assessment

Caption: Standards for calculating the Workers’ Benefit Fund (WBF) assessment
Sept. 16, 2021, 4 p.m.

Rulemaking advisory committee meeting

OAR 436-050 et al, Employer/Insurer Coverage Responsibility (HB 2039 & HB 3188)

Aug. 25, 2021, 1:30 p.m. 
Meeting: Agenda | minutes

Rulemaking advisory committee meeting

OAR 436-070, Workers' Benefit Fund Assessment

Aug. 9, 2021, 10:15 a.m.
Meeting: agenda | minutes

Public rulemaking hearing

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

Caption: Workers’ compensation medical fees and payments, medical services, and managed care organizations
Feb. 17, 2021, 2 p.m.

Public rulemaking hearing

OAR chapter 436-060, Claims Administration

Caption: Processing workers’ compensation claims for COVID-19 or SARS-CoV-2 exposure
Jan. 5, 2021, 9 a.m.



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Daneka Karma: 503-509-6785
wcd.policy@dcbs.oregon.gov​​

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