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Chamber of Commerce Joins Pending Dispute Over Use of AMA Guides

By WorkCompCentral

Monday, March 20, 2017 | 558 | 0 | 0 min read

The Oklahoma Chamber of Commerce last week threw its hat into the ring in a pending dispute over the constitutionality of the use of the American Medical Association Guides to the Evaluation of Permanent Impairment, sixth edition, to assign disability ratings to non-scheduled injuries. Three injured workers have companion cases at the state Supreme Court in which they are arguing that the mandatory use of the AMA Guides is an unconstitutional restraint on ability of administrative law judges to make findings of fact. They also contend the guides serve as an impermissible legislative pre...

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