(A) The date of death shall govern the amount of funeral benefits to be paid in a death claim for the funeral expenses of an employee who has died as a result of an allowed work-related industrial injury or occupational disease. In such cases no disbursements shall be made in excess of the amount allowed by law for funeral expenses.
(B) In cases where an attempt was made by the ambulance service, by a physician or at a hospital emergency room to revive the employee and such attempt was in the nature of treatment (e.g. use of oxygen, artificial respiration, injection, medication, electro-shock, etc.), payment for such services and for the use of equipment shall be made in addition to the payment for funeral expenses. The bureau may make payment for exceptional transportation costs in addition to the payment of funeral expenses. (e.g. returning the body of the deceased employee when the death occurred outside the area where the deceased lived.)
Five Year Review (FYR) Dates: 9/27/2019 and 12/01/2024
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 4121.12, 4121.121, 4121.30, 4121.31
Rule Amplifies: 4123.66
Prior Effective Dates: 01/09/1967, 01/16/1978, 11/05/2009, 09/01/2014