2017 ORS 656.732¹
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 (Disclosure of inmate written accounts). Coman v. Correc­tions Dept., 327 Or 449, 960 P2d 383 (1998)

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.