COVID-19 Legal Update: Oklahoma

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Workers' Compensation Administrative board/ commission

WCC

 

How does the state define an occupational disease?

85A-65D.1. "Occupational disease", as used in this act, unless the context otherwise requires, means any disease that results in disability or death and arises out of and in the course of the occupation or employment of the employee or naturally follows or unavoidably results from an injury as that term is defined in this act. A causal connection between the occupation or employment and the occupational disease shall be established by a preponderance of the evidence.

 

COVID-19 SPECIFIC LAWS, AGENCY DECLARATIONS/ PRESS RELEASES, OR ENACTED REGULATION?

WCC COVID-19 Response
     March 15 2020

Process for Approval of Joint Petition Settlements to Begin Monday, March 30, 2020
     March 24, 2020

Alert Regarding Electronic Submission of Filings
     April 10, 2020

WCC Extends Filing Deadlines to May 15, 2020
     April 16, 2020

WCC Lifts Stay of Filing Deadlines and Statutes of Limitations for Commission Cases and Appeals
     May 4, 2020

Update on ALJ and Dockets to Attorneys
     May 15, 2020

Interim Guidance for Commission Appellate Proceedings
     May 18, 2020

Enacted Legislation: Civil Liability Immunity for COVID-19 Claims
     May 21, 2020

Enacted Legislation: Product Liability Immunity for PPE or Medications Related to COVID-19
     May 21, 2020

Interim Guidance for All In-Person Trials Commencing 6/1/20
     May 29, 2020

 

Court Closures & Modified Call

WCC COVID-19 Response

 

IS THE ADMINISTRATIVE COURT SYSTEM CLOSED OR OPEN?

Open - in limited capacity; dockets & appeals are phasing in, check here for updates.

 

Does this state have a shelter-in-place in order?

No - order (for vulnerable individuals only) was 3/24/20 until 5/24/20; phased in re-opening began 4/24/20.

 

ANY STATE-SPECIFIC GUIDANCE ON DISABILITY, UNEMPLOYMENT, OR HEALTH BENEFITS FOR COVID-19? 

Unemployment.

 

Last Updated: 7/14/2020