2015 ORS 656.328¹
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]

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 (2015) (last ac­cessed Jul. 16, 2016).
 
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2015, Chapter 656, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ano656.­html (2015) (last ac­cessed Jul. 16, 2016).
 
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.