Wednesday, August 8, 2012

The Industrial Commission is Currently Reviewing Nine of its Administrative Rules

The following information is being provided pursuant to the requirements of EO 2011-01K and Senate Bill 2 of the 129th General Assembly, which requires state agencies, including the Ohio Industrial Commission, to draft rules in collaboration with stakeholders, assess and justify any adverse impact on the business community (as defined by SB2), and provide opportunity for the affected public to provide input on the rules.

The Industrial Commission is conducting its five year rule review of the following rules: 4121-3-09, 4121-3-10, 4121-3-13, 4121-3-15, 4121-3-19, 4121-3-26, 4121-3-32, 4121-3-34 and 4121-15-10.

As part of this review, the agency has initially determined that 4121-3-19 and 4121-15-10 need not be changed at this time. It has been suggested that the remaining rules under review should be amended to reflect changes in the subject area affected by the rules.

The Industrial Commission welcomes comments regarding the proposed changes to its rules.

To view the proposed rule actions and the business impact analysis, click on the PDF links below.

Proposed 4121-3-09 - Conduct of hearings before the commission and its staff and district hearing officers. *Proposed To Be Amended*
Proposed 4121-3-10 - Lump sum payments for attorney's fees for securing an award. *Proposed To Be Amended*
Proposed 4121-3-13 - Disputed self-insuring employers' claims. *Proposed To Be Amended*
Proposed 4121-3-15 - Percentage of permanent partial disability. *Proposed To Be Amended*
Proposed 4121-3-19 - Form reference. *Proposed No Change*
Proposed 4121-3-26 - Effect of rules. *Proposed To Be Amended*
Proposed 4121-3-32 - Temporary disability. *Proposed To Be Amended*
Proposed 4121-3-34 - Permanent total disability. *Proposed To Be Amended*
Proposed 4121-15-10 - Standards of conduct for adjudicators. *Proposed No Change*

Business Impact Analysis

If you wish to comment on any of the above proposed rules, please send comments to AND copy the Common Sense Initiative Office on your email at by August 22, 2012.