Docketing Policy - Effective December 31, 2012
Industrial Commission Resolution R12-1-02 has been rescinded effective December 31, 2012. Replacing the previous resolution is Industrial Commission Resolution R12-1-03,
which is effective for hearing blocks and requests to continue hearings on or after December 31, 2012.
Industrial Commission Resolution R12-1-03 permits authorized representatives of parties to request that the Industrial Commission not schedule hearings for particular dates, or a series of dates, as long as the Industrial Commission receives notice at least 15 state business days prior to the requested “block out date(s)” pursuant to the following limitations:
- Requests for half-day hearing blocks-
- Requests for hearing blocks for half a day (i.e., the morning or afternoon only of a hearing day) will be honored for a maximum of 50 half-days per calendar year.
- Requests for full-day hearing blocks will no longer be honored, but two half-day hearing blocks may be used together to obtain a hearing block for a given day.
- Requests for hearing blocks by site-
Requests for partial (i.e., less than statewide), hearing blocks, also called site blocks, will continue to be honored, but the site blocks will be included within the 50 half-days per calendar year in (A)(1) above.
- Requests for “magistrate blocks”-
Requests for “magistrate blocks” may be submitted by an individual serving as a magistrate or prosecutor for a court of record. To be eligible, the requestor must submit a letter from the judge or mayor outlining the responsibility and schedule of the magistrate or prosecutor serving the court. Hearing block-out periods will be entered covering the schedule outlined by the judge or mayor.
- The Industrial Commission’s docketing system will only honor a hearing block if a representative has been designated as the docketing representative on a claim.
- If a timely request for hearing block is received by the Industrial Commission, the Industrial Commission will not schedule claims for hearing during the block-out period when the requesting representative is designated as the docketing representative in the claim.
- Representatives are encouraged to manage requests for block outs though ICON. Representatives’ calendars on ICON will set forth the block-out dates that are timely requested by the representative as described in paragraphs (A) through (C).
If you have questions, please contact the Industrial Commission of Ohio at 1-800-521-2691.