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Wednesday, November 18, 2020

The Ohio Industrial Commission is Currently Reviewing its Administrative Rules

The Ohio Industrial Commission is conducting its 2021 five-year rule review of the following rules: 4121-3-13, 4121-3-16, 4121-3-17, 4121-3-18, 4121-3-19, 4121-3-21, 4121-3-22, 4121-3-24, 4121-3-25, 4121-3-26, 4121-3-30, 4121-3-31, and 4121-15-10.

As part of this review, the agency has determined that pursuant to H.B. 81, 4121-3-13, as well as 4121-3-20 and 4121-3-34 should be amended to reflect the recent changes in HB 81. Additionally, amendments were made to reflect grammatical changes, and to maintain consistent terminology throughout the rules.

The agency has determined that the remaining rules under review listed above need not be changed at this time.

The Commission is proposing the following rule actions (To view the proposed rules click on the PDF links below.):

If you wish to comment on any of the aforementioned proposed rule actions, please reply to the Commission at rulecomments@ic.ohio.gov by December 15, 2020.

Wednesday, November 18, 2020

Notice of Public Hearing

The Industrial Commission of Ohio will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, December 22, 2020, at 1:00 p.m., to consider the following rules as summarized below:

This Public Hearing will take place via conference call as a precaution to the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19), in accordance with Section 12 of emergency legislation Am. Sub. H.B. 197 as signed by Governor Mike DeWine effective March 27, 2020.

To access this hearing, please dial the following phone number and enter the pin code at the prompt to connect:
Phone number: 614-721-2972
Phone Conference ID: 971 526 680#

The Amendments of the following rules:
Amend: 4121-3-13 Disputed self-insuring employers' claims
Amend: 4121-3-20 Additional awards by reason of violations of specific safety requirements
Amend: 4121-3-34 Permanent total disability

The proposed amendments reflect the recent changes in HB 81. Additionally, changes were made to reflect grammatical changes and to maintain consistent terminology throughout the rules.

The full and complete text of the proposed rules is available on the Register of Ohio's website at www.registerofohio.state.oh.us; and is on file in the office of the Secretary of State at 180 East Broad Street, Suite 103, Columbus, Ohio, the Legislative Service Commission at 77 South High Street, 9th Floor, Columbus, Ohio, the Joint Committee on Agency Rule Review at 77 South High Street, Concourse Level, Columbus, Ohio, the Office of Chief Legal Counsel, 30 West Spring St., 30th Floor, Columbus, Ohio and all Industrial Commission offices.

All interested parties will be given an opportunity to be heard. Any interested party unable to attend the public hearing may submit written comments via email to rulecomments@ic.ohio.gov prior to the hearing.

For questions, contact Amanda Brown, Esq., Assistant Legal Counsel, Ohio Industrial Commission 30 West Spring Street, L-30 Columbus, Ohio 43215-2256 (614) 466-6901.