(1)“Client” means a person to whom workers are provided under contract and for a fee on a temporary or leased basis.
(2)“Date of eligibility” means the date the director determines a worker is a preferred worker.
(3)“Date of hire” means the date the worker starts work as a preferred worker.
(4)“Department” means the Department of Consumer and Business Services.
(5)“Director” means the director of the Department of Consumer and Business Services, or the director’s delegate for the matter.
(6)“Disability” means a permanent physical or mental restriction or limitation caused by an accepted disabling Oregon workers’ compensation claim that limits the worker from performing one or more of the worker’s regular job duties.
(7)“Division” means the Workers’ Compensation Division of the Department of Consumer and Business Services.
(8)“Employer at injury” means the organization that employed the worker when the worker sustained the injury or occupational disease.
(9)“Exceptional disability” means a disability equal to or greater than the complete loss, or loss of use, of both legs or a brain injury that results in impairment equal to or greater than a Class 3 under OAR 436-035-0390 (Cranial Nerves/Brain)(10). The director determines whether a worker has an exceptional disability based upon the combined effects of all of the worker’s Oregon compensable injuries resulting in permanent disability.
(10)“Fund” means the Workers’ Benefit Fund under ORS 656.605 (Workers’ Benefit Fund).
(11)“Insurer” means the insurance company or self-insured employer responsible for the workers’ compensation claim.
(12)“Premium” means the monies paid to an insurer for the purpose of purchasing workers’ compensation insurance.
(13)“Premium assessment” means monies due the director under ORS 656.612 (Assessments for department activities) and 656.614 (Self-Insured Employer Adjustment Reserve).
(14)“Regular work” means the job the worker held at the time of the injury, claim for aggravation, or Own Motion opening under ORS 656.278 (Board has continuing authority to alter earlier action on claim).
Rule 436-110-0005 — Definitions,