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Workers’ Compensation Commission to Re-open in Limited Capacity
Beginning Monday, March 30, 2020
The Oklahoma Workers’ Compensation Commission (“WCC”) and its administrative law judges (“ALJs”) continue to closely monitor the continuing public health crisis caused by COVID-19. Governor J. Kevin Stitt issued Amended Executive Order 2020-07 on March 17, 2020, declaring “an emergency caused by the impending threat of COVID-19” and directed agencies to “utilize online options whenever possible.” Further, on March 25, 2020, Governor Stitt issued Amended Executive Memorandum 2020-01 clarifying that certain businesses and infrastructures that provide critical services should remain open. State agencies have been directed to continue to follow guidance for interaction with the public provided by the Oklahoma Department of Health at https://coronavirus.health.ok.gov/.
The Oklahoma City offices of the Workers’ Compensation Commission will reopen Monday, March 30 in a limited capacity. All dockets, including those of the Administrative Law Judges and all Commission appeals, will be stricken until April 30, 2020. The Tulsa offices will remain closed to the public. While the building is open, in the interest of public health and safety, limited services will be provided by the Commission until further notice. Additionally, no mediations should be conducted on premises. The hearing rooms and attorney conference rooms will be locked. Parties may contact the assigned judge or Chief ALJ by telephone or email only.
The services the Commission will be providing until further notice include:
Extension of Deadlines
The Commission has adopted and will follow the portion of the Oklahoma Supreme Court’s Emergency Order from March 16, 2020 (SCAD No. 2020-24), specifically paragraphs 3 and 4:
Subject only to constitutional limitations, all deadlines and procedures whether prescribed by statute, rule or order in any workers’ compensation claim under the jurisdiction of the Workers’ Compensation Commission shall be suspended for 30 days from the date of the Supreme Court Emergency Order (issued March 16, 2020). This suspension also applies to appellate rules and procedures for the Workers’ Compensation Commission.
In any Workers’ Compensation Commission case, the statute of limitations shall be extended for 30 days from the date of the Supreme Court Emergency Order.
Denver Davison Building Cleaning Procedures
On Monday March 16, 2020, a fogger disinfectant system was dispensed in all areas of the first floor of the Denver Davison building in Oklahoma City. In addition to regular cleaning and disinfecting of Commission office spaces and restrooms, on the second and third floor, common hard surfaces, doorknobs, elevator buttons, light switches, and floors received special cleaning to ensure they were properly disinfected. During the two weeks the Commission has been closed, the building has continued to be regularly cleaned to ensure it is safe.
Important Instructions for CC-Form 36A Affidavit of Exempt Status:
Click the button below to access the electronic affidavit form. The form is listed under Affidavit of Exempt Status on the Case OK website.
Please note the Workers' Compensation Commission will not accept checks for the Affidavit of Exempt Status Fee.
The Affidavit of Exempt Status will expire at midnight TWO YEARS from the date it was filed.
If you need a a new copy of your filed Affidavit of Exempt Status or you need to make any changes to your Affidavit please call (405) 522-3222.
The Oklahoma Workers' Compensation Commission is the agency
responsible for adjudicating cases of injured workers.
Oklahoma workers and employers who wish to dispute a
workers compensation claim can file a case with the
Oklahoma Workers' Compensation Commission.
Oklahoma's workers’ compensation system was reformed in
2013, by the Administrative Workers’ Compensation Act (Act).
The Act created the Workers’ Compensation Commission (WCC)
which became fully operational effective February 1, 2014.
The WCC provides a forum for workers’ compensation hearings
and appeals, ensures compliance with relevant statutes by
employers, and regulates organizations who wish to self-fund
their workers’ compensation obligations.
Oklahoma Workers' Compensation Commission (WCC)
1915 North Stiles Avenue
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73105