Or. Admin. R. 438-009-0020 - Claim Disposition Agreements; Form

Any document filed with the Board for approval by the Administrative Law Judge who mediated the agreement or the Board Members as a claim disposition agreement shall:

(1) Contain the terms, conditions, and information as prescribed by the Board pursuant to OAR 438-009-0022;
(2) Be in a separate document from a disputed claim settlement; and
(3) Include, in prominent or bold-face type, the following paragraph, which shall be located at the conclusion of the document after the signature lines for the parties:

"THIS AGREEMENT IS IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS PRESCRIBED BY THE BOARD. SEE ORS 656.236(1). ACCORDINGLY, THIS CLAIM DISPOSITION AGREEMENT IS APPROVED. AN ATTORNEY FEE PAYABLE TO CLAIMANT'S ATTORNEY ACCORDING TO THE TERMS OF THIS AGREEMENT IS ALSO APPROVED.

IT IS SO ORDERED.

DATED THIS ___ DAY OF ________, 20__ .

Board Member

Board Member

NOTICE TO ALL PARTIES: THIS ORDER IS FINAL AND IS NOT SUBJECT TO REVIEW. ORS 656.236(2)."

(4) If the document filed for approval lacks any of the information required by section (1) of this rule, the Administrative Law Judge who mediated the agreement or the Board may:
(a) Mail a letter notifying the parties that the deficiency must be corrected and that an addendum signed by one or more of the parties or their representatives must be filed in the manner described in the letter within 21 days from the date of the letter; and
(b) In the event that the deficiency is not corrected in the manner and within the time described in subsection (a) of this section, disapprove the proposed agreement as unreasonable as a matter of law under ORS 656.236(1)(a).

Notes

Or. Admin. R. 438-009-0020
WCB 7-1990(Temp), f. 6-14-90, cert. ef. 7-1-90; WCB 11-1990, f. 12-13-90, cert. ef. 12-31-90; WCB 1-1991(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 3-8-91; WCB 5-1991, f. 8-22-91, cert. ef. 9-2-91; WCB 2-1995, f. 11-13-96, cert. ef. 1-1-96; WCB 1-1999, f. 8-24-99, cert. ef. 11-1-99; WCB 2-2007, f. 12-11-07, cert. ef. 1-1-08; WCB 1-2013, f. 2-11-13, cert. ef. 4-1-13

Stat. Auth.: ORS 656.726(5)

Stats. Implemented: ORS 656.236

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