2017 ORS 656.138¹
Coverage of apprentices, trainees participating in related instruction classes

(1) All persons registered as apprentices or trainees and participating in related instruction classes conducted by a school district, community college district or education service district in accordance with the requirements of ORS 660.002 (Declaration of policy) to 660.210 (Tort liability of committees, officers, employees and agents) or section 50, title 29, United States Code as of September 13, 1975, are considered as workers of the school district, community college district or education service district subject to this chapter.

(2) A school district, community college district or education service district conducting related instruction classes shall submit a written statement to the insurer, or in the case of self-insurers, the Director of the Department of Consumer and Business Services, that includes a description of the related instruction to be given to such apprentices or trainees and an estimate of the total number of persons enrolled.

(3) Upon receiving the written statement, the insurer, or in the case of self-insurers, the director, may fix assumed wage rates for those apprentices or trainees participating in related instruction classes, which may be used only for the purposes of computations under this chapter.

(4) The State Apprenticeship and Training Council shall furnish the insurer, or in the case of self-insurers, the director, and the school district, community college district or education service district with an estimate of the total number of apprentices or trainees approved by it for participation in related instruction classes subject to coverage under this section and any significant changes in the estimated total. Apprentices and trainees as provided in subsection (1) of this section are entitled to benefits under this chapter.

(5) The filing of claims for benefits under the authority of this section is the exclusive remedy of apprentices or trainees or their beneficiaries for injuries compensable under this chapter against the state, its political subdivisions, the school district, community college district or education service district, their members, officers and employees, or any employer, regardless of negligence.

(6) This section does not apply to any apprentice or trainee who has earned wages for performing such duties. [1971 c.634 §2; 1975 c.775 §1; 1979 c.815 §5]

Law Review Cita­tions

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

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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)

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 656—Workers’ Compensation, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors656.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
 
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2017, Chapter 656, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ano656.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
 
3 OregonLaws.org assembles these lists by analyzing references between Sections. Each listed item refers back to the current Section in its own text. The result reveals relationships in the code that may not have otherwise been apparent.