Workers' Compensation

ORS 656.328
List of authorized providers and standards of professional conduct for providers of independent medical examinations

  • exclusion
  • complaints
  • rules


(1)

The Director of the Department of Consumer and Business Services shall maintain a list of providers that are authorized to perform independent medical examinations.

(2)

A provider on the list maintained by the director under subsection (1) of this section may be excluded from the list by the director after a finding of a violation of standards of professional conduct for conducting independent medical examinations adopted by the appropriate health professional regulatory board. The director shall adopt by rule standards of professional conduct for providers performing independent medical examinations if the appropriate health professional regulatory board has not adopted standards pertaining to independent medical examinations. The rules adopted by the director under this subsection may be consistent with the guidelines of conduct published by the Independent Medical Examination Association in effect on June 4, 2007. The decision of the director to exclude a provider from the list maintained under subsection (1) of this section is subject to review under ORS 656.704 (Actions and orders regarding matters concerning claim and matters other than matters concerning claim).

(3)

The director, in consultation with the advisory committee on medical care of the Workers’ Compensation Division of the Department of Consumer and Business Services, the Workers’ Compensation Management-Labor Advisory Committee and affected interest groups shall develop, and the director shall adopt by rule:

(a)

Professional licensing training requirements and educational materials for physicians participating in the workers’ compensation system and conducting independent medical examinations required under ORS 656.325 (Required medical examination) (1); and

(b)

A process for investigating and reviewing complaints about independent medical examinations conducted under the requirements of ORS 656.325 (Required medical examination) (1) that includes, but is not limited to, standards for referring complaints to the appropriate health professional regulatory board and an appeals process for a physician who disagrees with an action taken by the director under subsection (2) of this section. [2005 c.675 §5; 2007 c.300 §1]
§§ 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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