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WCD Seeks Comments on Revised COVID Investigation Rule

Tuesday, September 29, 2020 | 140 | 0 | 12 min read

The Oregon Workers’ Compensation Division on Monday afternoon announced that it is seeking comments on revisions to a draft rule that would require carriers to conduct a reasonable investigation before denying COVID-19 claims. Comments for the revised draft rules promulgated Monday are due by 3 p.m. Tuesday. Comments can be sent to fred.h.bruyns@oregon.gov. The revised rules, like the initial draft, would require carriers to determine whether the nature of employment exposed a worker to COVID-19, assess whether a worker was ordered to quarantine by a medical provider or the employ...

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