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Thursday, August 28, 2014

Notice of Public Hearing

The Ohio Industrial Commission will hold a Public Hearing on Monday, September 29, 2014 at 1:00 P.M., L-2, Room 1, 30 West Spring Street, Columbus, Ohio to consider the following:

The amendment of the following rule:

  • 4121-3-34 Permanent total disability
    The amendment is proposed to provide a procedure by which parties can request a new start date or new allocation of an award of permanent total disability granted via a Tentative Order.

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 prior to the hearing.

Pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Industrial Commission will consider a reasonable accommodation to allow qualified, interested parties with a disability to testify where the accommodation is necessary and available and does not present an undue hardship to the Industrial Commission.

An individual requiring special accommodation should contact the Office of Human Resources by calling (614) 466-2765.

The full and complete text of the proposed rules is available on the Register of Ohio’s website at; 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, and all Industrial Commission offices and service offices of the Bureau of Workers’ Compensation.

To view the proposed amendment, click on the PDF file below.

Friday, August 15, 2014

Fall 2014 Statewide Hearing Officer Meeting

Agenda for Monday, September 8, 2014 - L2 Auditorium


Registration and Light Breakfast


IC Update: Tim Bainbridge, Esq., Chairman, Jodie Taylor, Esq., Commissioner, Karen Gillmor Ph.D., Commissioner


Update from BWC: Stephen Buehrer, Administrator/CEO


Case Law Update: Peter Gibson, Partner at Cox, Koltak & Gibson, LLP




Understanding Mental Health Issues: Gabe Howard


Lunch on your own


Pain Management: Robert Perkins, M.D., McConnell Spine, Sport & Joint Physicians and Physical Medicine Associates




BWC Pharmacy Update: John Hanna, R.Ph., Director, Pharmacy Program


Voluntary Abandonment: Rachael Rentas-Black, Chief Legal Counsel of the Industrial Commission


Policy, Rule, and Legal Update: Tom Connor Esq., and Kerry Macklin, Esq.


Please Note:This course has been approved by the Ohio Supreme Court Commission on Continuing Education for 6.5 CLE credit hours, including 5.0 general hours and 1.5 in Professional Conduct.
* * The course has also been approved for 6.5 Advanced Workers’ Compensation Specialization * *

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Notice of Meeting

A meeting of the members of the Industrial Commission of Ohio will be held on Tuesday, August 12, 2014, at 11:00 A.M., in Conference Room B, 30 West Spring Street, 30th Floor, Columbus, Ohio.

The purpose of the meeting is to present proposed Ohio Administrative Code 4121-3-34 for Commission vote and to discuss the agenda for Day 2 of the Statewide Hearing Officer Meeting.