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Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Ohio Industrial Commission Votes to Rescind Memo D5 - Voluntary Abandonment.

On June 16, 2020, Governor DeWine signed into law Amended Substitute House Bill 81, which made significant changes to several sections of the Ohio Revised Code as it applies to matters of adjudication heard by the Ohio Industrial Commission.

At a Special Meeting of the Ohio Industrial Commission, held on Monday September 14, 2020, the Commission voted to rescind Memo D5 - Voluntary Abandonment.

This action was necessary because the provisions of Amended Substitute House Bill 81, which became effective on September 15, 2020, rendered Memo D5 obsolete.

The action will also ensure that hearing officers will be properly applying the language in R.C. 4123.56 and R.C. 4123.58 when adjudicating the issue of causal connection between the injury and the inability to work or wage loss when that issue has been raised.

Thursday, September 10, 2020

Notice of a Special Meeting
The IC will stream the public meeting using YouTube

A Special Meeting of the members of the Ohio Industrial Commission will be held on Monday, September 14, 2020 at 9:30 a.m. The purpose of this Special Meeting is limited to the following: House Bill 81 Implementation/Ohio Industrial Commission Response/Commission vote on rescission of Memo D5 Voluntary Abandonment.

The meeting will be held via conference call as a precaution against the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) in accordance with Section 12 of the Emergency Legislation Am. Sub. H.B. 197, signed by Governor Mike DeWine and effective March 27, 2020.

This Special Meeting will be live streamed to the public via the Ohio Industrial Commission’s You Tube Channel. It can be accessed at: