2017 ORS 656.790¹
Workers’ Compensation Management-Labor Advisory Committee
  • membership
  • duties
  • expenses

(1) The Governor shall appoint a Workers’ Compensation Management-Labor Advisory Committee composed of 10 appointed members. Five members from organized labor shall represent subject workers and five members shall represent subject employers. In addition to the appointed members, the Director of the Department of Consumer and Business Services shall serve ex officio as a member of the committee. The appointment of members of the committee is subject to confirmation by the Senate in the manner prescribed in ORS 171.562 (Procedures for confirmation) and 171.565 (Vote required for confirmation).

(2) The director may recommend areas of the law which the director desires to have studied or the committee may study such aspects of the law as the committee shall determine require their consideration. The committee shall biennially review the standards for evaluation of permanent disability adopted under ORS 656.726 (Duties and powers to carry out workers’ compensation and occupational safety laws) and shall recommend to the director factors to be included or such other modification of application of the standards as the committee considers appropriate. The committee shall biennially review and make recommendations about permanent partial disability benefits. The committee shall advise the director regarding any proposed changes in the operation of programs funded by the Workers’ Benefit Fund. The committee shall report its findings to the director for such action as the director deems appropriate.

(3) The committee shall report to the Legislative Assembly such findings and recommendations as the committee considers appropriate, including a report on the following matters:

(a) Decisions of the Supreme Court and Court of Appeals that have significant impact on the workers’ compensation system.

(b) Adequacy of workers’ compensation benefits.

(c) Medical and legal system costs.

(d) Adequacy of assessments for reserve programs and administrative costs.

(e) The operation of programs funded by the Workers’ Benefit Fund.

(4) The members of the committee shall be appointed for a term of three years and shall serve without compensation, but shall be entitled to travel expenses. The committee may hire, subject to approval of the director, such experts as it may require to discharge its duties. All expenses of the committee shall be paid out of the Consumer and Business Services Fund. [1969 c.448 §2; 1975 c.556 §49; 1977 c.804 §32; 1990 c.2 §41; 1995 c.332 §55b; 1995 c.641 §25; 2007 c.274 §7; 2017 c.63 §1]

Note: See notes under 656.202 (Compensation payable to subject worker in accordance with law in effect at time of injury).

Law Review Cita­tions

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

Chapter 656

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.