Industrial Commission Policies

IC Resolutions

Industrial Commission hearings and administrative processes follow the guidelines set forth in the following IC Resolutions.

Additional Allowance

  • Joint Resolution R94-1-12 - Report of Psychiatrist or Psychologist Required
  • R92-1-1 - Form IC-MED-5 not required
  • Joint Resolution R03-1-01 - Reports of Professional Clinical Counselors or Independent Social Workers as Support for Requests for Allowance of Psychiatric or Psychological Conditions

Adjudicatory Resolutions

Appeals

  • R07-1-04 - Guidelines for Filing Notices of Appeals from Staff Hearing Officers Orders

Attorney Fee Guidelines

  • Joint Resolution R87-1-176 - Authorization to Receive Checks for Wage Loss Compensation
  • R99-1-01 - Attorney Fees/Lump Sum Advancements
  • Joint Resolution R07-1-01 - Supercedes R03-1-03-Guidelines for Authorization to Receive Checks and Attorney Fee Guidelines for authorizations filed on or after April 15, 2007

Contested Issues

Continuances

  • R12-1-03 - Docketing and Scheduling Guidelines - Effective December 31, 2012
  • R12-1-02 - (Rescinded)
  • R12-1-01 - (Rescinded)
  • R10-1-01 - Continuance Guidelines: Supercedes R03-1-04 - Continuance Guidelines and R05-1-01 - Revision of Continuance Guidelines for requests filed on or after January 17, 2011
  • R03-1-04 - Continuance Guidelines
  • R04-1-02 - (Rescinded)
  • R05-1-01 - Revision of Continuance Guidelines

Depositions

  • R90-6-6 - To Obtain Opinion on Disability

Disputes

Eaton Procedures

Employer/Employee Relationships

  • R97-1-01 - Commission Policy In Re: Employees of Temporary or Employee Leasing Agencies

Ethics

  • R96-1-06 - Commission and Hearing Officer Code of Conduct
  • R07-1-03 - Guidelines with Respect to the Receipt of Things of Value

Full Weekly Wage

  • R80-7-48 - Computation of Full Weekly Wage

Hearing Administrator Issues

Interpreters

Jurisdiction

  • R94-1-19 - Staff Hearing Officer and Hearing Administrator Jurisdiction to Grant Relief Under O.R.C 4123.52 and 4123.522
  • R98-1-02 - Jurisdiction of Hearing Officer to Adjudicate Issue of Allowance on a Second Claim Application

Living Maintenance

Lump Sum Advancements for Attorney Fees

  • R95-1-13 - Maximum Reduction of Compensation Rate
  • R90-1-10 - Limitation on Amount
  • R99-1-01 - Attorney Fees/Lump Sum Advancements
  • R07-1-02 - Guidelines for Lump Sum Advancements for Attorney Fees and Reimbursement of Expenses

Lump Sum Settlements

Medical Issues

  • R82-7-3 - Communication with Industrial Commission Physicians
  • R92-1-1 - IC-MED-5 not Required
  • Joint Resolution R94-1-12 - Reports of Psychiatrists or Psychologist Required
  • R96-1-01 - Referral of Occupational Disease Claimants for Medical Specialists Examination
  • Joint Resolution R03-1-01 - Reports of Professional Clinical Counselors or Independent Social Workers as Support for Requests for Allowance of Psychiatric or Psychological Conditions
  • R03-1-02 - Modification of R96-1-1 related to medical evidence necessary to support a claim for an asbestos-related condition
  • R15-1-01 - Modification of R96-1-01 and R03-1-02 related to medical evidence necessary to support a claim for an asbestos-related condition

Notice

  • R94-1-19 - Remedy for Lack of Notice, O.R.C. 4123.522 and 4123.52

Percentage of Permanent Partial

  • R96-1-04 - Removal from Consideration of Non-Medical Disability Factors

Permanent Total Disability

  • R95-1-13 - Maximum Reduction of Compensation Rate
  • R82-7-25 - Payment of Permanent Total Disability Compensation Held in Abeyance when Claimant or Claimant's Representative makes Written Notification Claimant Engaged in Substantially Remunerative Employment

Reconsiderations

Recording of Hearings

  • R97-1-02 - Video Taping, Photographing, Filming or Recording of Public Hearings
  • R97-1-03 - Modification of R97-1-02

Reimbursement of Attorney Expenses

Resolutions

Scheduled Loss of Use/Amputation

  • R82-7-64 - Retrospective Application of State ex rel. Walker v. Industrial Commission, 58 Ohio St. 2d 402 (1979)

Self-Insurer Issues

  • R94-1-14 - Application Procedures
  • R95-1-03 - Compliance with Prior Hearing Order/Reconsiderations

Signatures

  • R97-1-06 - Requirement on Physician Reports

Staff Hearing Officer Issues

  • R94-1-19 - Appeal of 4123.522 and 4123.52 Requests

Standards of Conduct

  • R04-1-01 - Standards of Conduct of Non-Attorneys before the Commission and the Bureau
  • R04-1-03 - Standards of Conduct of Non-Attorneys before the Commission and the Bureau

Temporary Total Disability

Time Frames

  • R94-1-16 - Lump Sum Settlements
  • R94-1-14 - Self-Insured Claims
  • R98-1-01 - Waiver of Time Frames for State of Emergency or Disaster

Wage Loss

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