Workers’ Compensation

ORS 656.732
Power to compel obedience to subpoenas and punish for misconduct

The circuit court for any county, or the judge of such court, on application of the Director of the Department of Consumer and Business Services, the Workers’ Compensation Board, or any of the board members, their Administrative Law Judges or assistants, shall compel obedience to subpoenas issued and served pursuant to ORS 656.726 (Duties and powers to carry out workers’ compensation and occupational safety laws) and shall punish disobedience of any such subpoena or any refusal to testify at any authorized session or hearing or to answer any lawful inquiry of the director or any of the board members, Administrative Law Judges or assistants, in the same manner as a refusal to testify in the circuit court or the disobedience of the requirements of a subpoena issued from the court is punished. [Formerly 656.412; 1979 c.839 §21]

Notes of Decisions

Court order to enforce administrative law judge subpoena may require disclosure of inmate medical records made confidential under ORS 179.495. Coman v. Corrections Dept., 327 Or 449, 960 P2d 383 (1998)


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