Oklahoma City, OK – An amendment to Court Rule 23 (eye impairment), as adopted by the Workers’ Compensation Court on April 27, 2012, has been approved by the Oklahoma Supreme Court by order filed on May 14, 2012 and became effective on that date. The Supreme Court’s Order is as follows:
On April 27, 2012, the Workers’ Compensation Court sitting en banc adopted amendments to Rule 23 of the Workers’ Compensation Court Rules, 85 0.S.2011 ,Ch. 4, App., as authorized in 85 0.S.2011, § 303(0). The Workers’ Compensation Court submitted the rule as amended to this Court for approval or disapproval.
Upon consideration of the rule as required by § 303(0), this Court hereby approves Rule 23 as amended and attached hereto. Rule 23 as amended shall be effective on the date this order is filed with the Clerk of the Supreme Court.
Rule 23 as amended and attached hereto is for official publication and shall be published two times in the Oklahoma Bar Journal and included one time in the Oklahoma Bar Association E news.
By today’s approval of Rule 23 as amended, this Court neither indicates what meaning should be ascribed to it in any given application nor settles its validity against challenges that may be launched on constitutional or statutory grounds, federal or state.
Source: OK WCC