MEMORANDUM NO. 2020-04
UPDATED HEARING POLICY EFFECTIVE THURSDAY, MARCH 19, 2020
|TO:||WCC Commissioners, District Administrators, Claimants, Self-Insureds, Insurance Carriers, Attorneys, Unions, and Advisory Board Members|
|FROM:||Stephen M. Morelli, Chairman|
|DATE:||March 18, 2020|
|RE:||UPDATED HEARING POLICY EFFECTIVE THURSDAY, MARCH 19, 2020|
Given newly imposed restrictions limiting access to government offices:
ALL Workers’ Compensation hearings (including formal hearings and CRB) can only be conducted telephonically. This applies to all parties.
The decision to conduct formal hearings, and the logistics as to how formal hearings are conducted telephonically, shall be in the sole discretion of the commissioners.
The instructions regarding the procedure for initiating hearings by telephone remains the same as indicated in paragraph 4 of the previous memo dated March 16, 2020.
Any hearings which require the physical presence of one or more parties (including, but not limited to, scar evaluations) cannot be accommodated at this time.