Workers' Compensation

ORS 656.254
Medical report forms

  • penalties and other sanctions
  • procedure for declaring health care practitioner ineligible for workers’ compensation reimbursement


(1)

The Director of the Department of Consumer and Business Services shall establish medical report forms, in duplicate snap-outs where applicable, to be used by insurers, self-insured employers and physicians, including in such forms information necessary to establish facts required in the determination of the claim.

(2)

The director shall establish sanctions for the enforcement of medical reporting requirements. Such sanctions may include, but are not limited to, forfeiture of fees and penalty not to exceed $1,000 for each occurrence.

(3)

If the director finds that a health care practitioner has:

(a)

Been found, pursuant to ORS 656.327 (Review of medical treatment of worker), to have failed to comply with rules adopted pursuant to this chapter regarding the performance of medical services for injured workers or to have provided medical treatment that is excessive, inappropriate or ineffectual, the director may impose a sanction that includes forfeiture of fees and a penalty not to exceed $1,000 for each occurrence. If the failure to comply or perform is repeated and willful, the director may declare the health care practitioner ineligible for reimbursement for treating workers’ compensation claimants for a period not to exceed three years.

(b)

Had the health care practitioner’s license revoked or suspended by the practitioner’s professional licensing board for a violation of that profession’s ethical standards, the director may declare the health care practitioner ineligible for reimbursement for treating workers’ compensation claimants for a period not to exceed three years or the period the practitioner’s license is suspended or revoked, whichever period is the longer.

(c)

Engaged in any course of conduct demonstrated to be dangerous to the health or safety of a workers’ compensation claimant, the director may impose a sanction that includes forfeiture of fees and a penalty not to exceed $1,000 for each occurrence. If the conduct is repeated and willful, the director may declare the health care practitioner ineligible for reimbursement for treating workers’ compensation claimants for a period not to exceed three years.

(4)

Any declaration that a health care practitioner is ineligible to receive reimbursement under this chapter shall not otherwise interfere with or impair treatment of any person by the health care practitioner.

(5)

ORS 656.735 (Civil penalty for noncomplying employers) (4) to (6) and 656.740 (Review of proposed order declaring noncomplying employer or nonsubjectivity determination) also apply to orders and penalties assessed under this section. [1967 c.626 §§3,4; 1975 c.556 §40; 1979 c.839 §30; 1981 c.854 §15; 1987 c.233 §1; 1987 c.884 §27; 1995 c.94 §2; 1997 c.249 §200; 2003 c.170 §12; 2005 c.26 §7]
§§ 656.001 to 656.794

Law Review Citations

55 OLR 432-445 (1976); 16 WLR 519 (1979); 22 WLR 559 (1986)

Chapter 656

Notes of Decisions

Party having affirmative of any issue must prove it by preponderance of evidence unless legislature fixes some different quantum of proof. Hutcheson v. Weyerhaeuser Co., 288 Or 51, 602 P2d 268 (1979)

Amendments to existing statutes and enactment of additional statutes by 1995 legislation generally apply to pending cases and to orders still appealable on June 7, 1995, effective date. Volk v. America West Airlines, 135 Or App 565, 899 P2d 746 (1995), Sup Ct review denied

Amendments to existing statutes and enactment of additional statutes by 1995 legislation do not extend or shorten procedural time limitations with regard to actions taken prior to June 7, 1995, effective date. Motel 6 v. McMasters, 135 Or App 583, 899 P2d 1212 (1995)

Atty. Gen. Opinions

Benefit unavailability for inmates engaged in prison work programs, (1996) Vol 48, p 134

Law Review Citations

24 WLR 321, 341 (1988); 32 WLR 217 (1996)


Source

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