(1)Within 14 days from the date of the director’s notice of the start of the reconsideration proceeding, the insurer must provide, in chronological order by document date, all documents pertaining to the claim including, but not limited to, the complete medical record and all official action and notices on the claim, to:
(b)The worker or the worker’s attorney;
(c)The beneficiary or beneficiary’s attorney, if the request was made by the beneficiary; and
(d)The estate or estate’s attorney, if the request was made by the worker’s estate.
(2)The request for reconsideration and all other information submitted to the director by any party during the reconsideration process must be copied to all interested parties. Failure to comply with this requirement may result in the information not being included as part of the record on reconsideration.
(3)The director may issue an order rescinding a Notice of Closure if any of the following apply:
(a)The claim was not closed as prescribed by rule.
(b)In a claim closed under ORS 656.268 (Claim closure)(1)(a), the worker was not medically stationary at the time of claim closure.
(c)In a claim closed under ORS 656.268 (Claim closure)(1)(a) or 656.268 (Claim closure)(1)(b), the claim was closed without sufficient information to determine the extent of permanent disability under OAR 436-030-0020 (Requirements for Claim Closure)(2).
(d)In a claim closed under ORS 656.268 (Claim closure)(1)(c), the claim was not closed in strict compliance with OAR 436-030-0034 (Administrative Claim Closure).
(4)When a worker has requested and cashed a lump sum payment, under ORS 656.230 (Lump sum award payments), of an award granted by a Notice of Closure, the director will not consider the adequacy of that award in a reconsideration proceeding.
(5)When a new condition is accepted after a prior claim closure, and the newly accepted condition is subsequently closed, the director and the parties may mutually agree to consolidate requests for review of the closures into one reconsideration proceeding, provided the director has jurisdiction and neither of the closures have become final by operation of law.
(6)The reconsideration order may affirm, reduce, or increase the compensation awarded by the Notice of Closure.
(7)After the reconsideration order has been issued and before the end of the 30-day appeal period for the order on reconsideration, if a party discovers that additional documents were not provided by the opposing party in accordance with this rule, the Order on Reconsideration may be abated and withdrawn to give the party an opportunity to respond to the new information.
Rule 436-030-0135 — Reconsideration Procedure,