OH: JCARR Approves Rule on Lump Sum Payment for Workers Who Lose a Limb

COLUMBUS, OH - As reported in the Columbus Dispatch, the Ohio Joint Committee on Agency Rule Review met yesterday to review a wide variety of recent rule proposals, including a rule from the Bureau of Workers' Compensation regarding lump sum payments, instead of weekly installments, for workers who lose a limb. The JCARR heard debate on the lump sum rule, with business group opposing the change and injured worker attorneys and the Bureau arguing in favor of it. The JCARR passed the rule, voting 5-5 along party lines (6 votes are needed to defeat a rule).