(1) The Governor shall appoint a Workers' Compensation Management-Labor Advisory Committee
composed of 10 appointed members. Five members from organized labor shall represent subject workers and five members
shall represent subject employers. In addition to the appointed members, the Director of the Department of Consumer and
Business Services shall serve ex officio as a member of the committee. The appointment of members of the committee is subject to confirmation by the Senate
in the manner prescribed in ORS 171.562 and 171.565.
(2) The director may recommend areas of the law which the director desires to have
studied or the committee may study such aspects of the law as the committee shall
determine require their consideration. The committee shall biennially review the standards for evaluation of permanent disability
adopted under ORS 656.726 and shall recommend to the director factors to be included or such other modification
of application of the standards as the committee considers appropriate. The committee shall biennially review and make recommendations about permanent partial
disability benefits. The committee shall advise the director regarding any proposed changes in the operation
of programs funded by the Workers' Benefit Fund. The committee shall report its findings to the director for such action as the director
(3) The committee shall report to the Legislative Assembly such findings and recommendations
as the committee considers appropriate, including a report on the following matters:
(a) Decisions of the Supreme Court and Court of Appeals that have significant impact
on the workers' compensation system.
(b) Adequacy of workers' compensation benefits.
(c) Medical and legal system costs.
(d) Adequacy of assessments for reserve programs and administrative costs.
(e) The operation of programs funded by the Workers' Benefit Fund.
(4) The members of the committee shall be appointed for a term of two years and shall
serve without compensation, but shall be entitled to travel expenses. The committee may hire, subject to approval of the director, such experts as it may
require to discharge its duties. All expenses of the committee shall be paid out of the Consumer and Business Services
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