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Monday, July 1, 2019

2019 Statewide Hearing Officer Training Agenda Now Available

COLUMBUS, OH — The Ohio Industrial Commission announced today the agenda for the Fall 2019 Statewide Hearing Officer Training that will be held on Monday, September 16, 2019 at the Nationwide Hotel and Conference Center, 100 Green Meadows Drive, South, Lewis Center, OH 43035.

Below is the agenda for the event:

Fall 2019 Statewide Hearing Officer Meeting
Monday September 16, 2019
Nationwide Hotel and Conference Center Grand Ballroom


8:00 – 8:30  

Registration (Morning snacks and refreshments)

8:30 – 9:00

2019 Industrial Commission Update: Jim Hughes, Esq., Chairman; Jodie Taylor, Esq., Commissioner; Karen Gillmor, Ph.D., Commissioner

9:00 - 9:45

Professional Conduct - Access to Justice from the Adjudication Perspective: Justice Patrick F. Fischer, Ohio Supreme Court

9:45 - 10:30

Professional Conduct - Stress Management and Tips for Better Self Care: Megan Snyder MSW, LISW, Clinical Director, Ohio Lawyers Assistance Program




Case Law Update: Jim Burkart, Esq., Chief Legal Counsel

11:45 – 12:30

Industrial Commission Policy & Training Update: Tom Connor, Esq.,
Hearing Services Director

12:30 – 1:45

Lunch (Included; Served in the Dining Room)

1:45 – 2:45


Knee and Hip Replacements: Anthony Frogameni M.D, Orthopaedic Surgeon,
Toledo Orthopaedic Surgeons

2:45 – 3:00


3:00 – 3:30

2019 Bureau of Workers’ Compensation Update: Stephanie McCloud, Esq., Administrator, Bureau of Workers’ Compensation

3:30 – 4:00

Bureau of Workers’ Compensation Medical Update: Terrence B. Welsh, MD, Chief Medical Officer, Bureau of Workers’ Compensation.

4:00- 4:30

Ombuds Report: Beryl Piccolantonio, Esq., Chief Ombudsperson



Click here to view the PDF of the agenda.

This course has been approved by the Supreme Court of Ohio Commission on Continuing Legal Education for 6.25 total CLE hour(s), with 1.5 of attorney professional conduct instruction. This program has also been approved for 6.25 specialty CLE hours toward OSBA workers’ compensation law certification.


Monday, July 1, 2019

Are You Interested in Becoming our Next Chief Medical Officer?

The Ohio Industrial Commission (IC) is seeking a Chief Medical Advisor to join its Columbus Regional Office.

The IC utilizes the services of a contracted medical advisor to provide medical expertise relevant to current workers' compensation issues that affect the adjudication process of contested claims.

For more information, click on the link below.

State Of Ohio RFP Opportunity Notice For The Ohio Industrial Commission
Title: Medical Advisor
Index #: OIC002
RFP Number: CSP903120 
Posted Date: 6/28/2019
Inquiry Period: 6/28/2019 thru 7/19/2019 8:00:00 AM  
Opening Date: July 26, 2019 at 1:00 PM

How to find this RFP opportunity online:

The following link:
will navigate you to the details page for the RFP opportunity. 

Clicking on the link under "Associated PDF Files" will provide the document in PDF format.