COMMISSION PROPOSED EMERGENCY RULES -- NOTICE OF COMMENT PERIOD AND PUBLIC HEARING
The Workers' Compensation Commission created in SB 1062 (2013) has proposed emergency rules to implement the Administrative Workers' Compensation Act, 85A O.S., §§1, et seq. The rules are subject to a public comment period and public hearing. Click here for a copy of the rules. Click here for a copy of the Notice of Rulemaking Intent (NRI) for each of the five Chapters of the rules. The NRIs include information about the comment period and public hearing on the rules.
Posted to this page 11/26/2013
PROPOSED COURT RULE CHANGES -- NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
The Oklahoma Workers’ Compensation Court
invites public input on proposed changes to its Court rules. The
Court will hold a public hearing per 85 O.S., Section 303(D) on
Wednesday, December 18, 2013 at 2:30 p.m. at the Workers'
Compensation Court's Tulsa location, 210 Kerr State Office Building,
440 South Houston, Tulsa, Oklahoma.
All comments and suggested revisions (including a brief statement of need and proposed wording) should be submitted in writing to:
• Judge Owen T. Evans, Workers' Compensation
Court, 210 Kerr State Office Building, 440 South Houston, Tulsa, OK
• Tish Sommer, Special Counsel, Workers’ Compensation Court, 1915 N. Stiles Avenue, Oklahoma City, OK 73105; or
Written comments will be accepted by the Court until 5:00 p.m. on December 17, 2013.
Copies of the proposed changes are available for viewing at the Workers' Compensation Court's offices in Oklahoma City and Tulsa. To view the proposed court rule changes electronically, click here.
Posted to this page 11/25/2013
Notice of State Average Weekly Wage and Maximums
Click Here for the Notice of State Average Weekly Wage and Maximums.
Posted to this page 08/20/2013
2012 Annual Report of the Oklahoma Workers' Compensation Court
The Court is pleased to provide the 2012 Annual Report of the Oklahoma Workers' Compensation Court. The Annual Report provides information regarding 2012 claims filings by various parameters, including but not limited to, NAICS Sectors, Part of Body Injured, Nature of Injury or Illness, etc. Additional information pertaining to Non-Farm Employment by NAICS Sectors is included, as well as information pertaining to Judicial Activity, Court Orders and Agreed Settlements.
To review the 2012 Annual Report click here.
Posted to this page 06/26/2013
OKLAHOMA TREATMENT GUIDELINES -- SPINE
The Physician Advisory Committee's Oklahoma Treatment Guidelines -- Spine become effective June 24, 2013. The OTG-Spine replace the Physician Advisory Committee's treatment guidelines for the spine adopted before August 26, 2011. The OTG are effective until superceded by applicable law. Click here for copy of the OTG-Spine.
Posted to this page 06/24/2013
COMPREHENSIVE WORKERS' COMPENSATION MEASURES ENACTED
SB 1062 was signed by the Governor on May 6, 2013. It codifies the Administrative Workers' Compensation Act, Oklahoma Employee Injury Benefit Act, and Workers' Compensation Arbitration Act, and establishes the Workers' Compensation Court of Existing Claims. To view click here. For a summary, click here. The measure is effective February 1, 2014, but various provisions have different operative dates.
For a crosswalk from the new Title 85A to the previous workers' compensation law, click here. For a disposition table from the previous Workers' Compensation Code to the new Title 85A as it relates to the Administrative Workers’ Compensation Act and the Workers’ Compensation Court of Existing Claims, click here. NOTE: These documents are intended as a research tool and are for informational purposes only. They are subject to change without notice.
HB 2201 was signed by the Governor on May 7, 2013. It creates the CompSource Mutual Insurance Company Act. To view click here. The measure is effective January 1, 2015, but various provisions have different operative dates.
Posted to this page 05/30/13
Notice to Payors of Assessment Rate - 4 quarters beginning 7-1-2013
Notice of MITF Assessment Rate - Historical through 6-30-2014
MITF assessment reporting forms are available from the Oklahoma Tax Commission at http://www.tax.ok.gov/wcforms.html
Posted to this page 04/25/13
CDC'S 2008 LIFE TABLE TO BE USED FOR WORKERS' COMPENSATION MEDICARE SET-ASIDES
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services issued a notice this week advising it will begin referencing the U.S. Centers for Disease Control's (CDC) 2008 Life Table 1: for the total population: United States, 2008, for workers' compensation Medicare Set-Aside life expectancy calculations, effective January 19, 2013. Life tables are available on the CDC website.
Posted to this page 12/19/2012
Mileage Reimbursement Rate for 2013
The Internal Revenue Service has announced an INCREASE in the mileage reimbursement rate $0.565 per mile, effective January 1, 2013. (See Internal Revenue Bulletin IR-2012-95, November 21, 2012). This is an increase from the $0.555 rate in effect for calendar year 2012. The new rate is for travel incurred during calendar year 2013.
Posted to this page 12/11/2012
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