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Rule 4123-6-04.6 | Return to work assessment.


(A) The bureau may perform a return-to-work assessment of an injured worker who has eight or more days of lost time due to a work related injury and who has not returned to work within an acceptable timeframe as determined by the bureau.

(B) The assessment may include, but is not limited to, the medical case management goals, identification of barriers, return to work plan, medical stability and vocational status of the claim.

(C) All findings and conclusions of the assessment and all recommendations for addressing deficiencies shall be documented in writing to the MCO assigned to the claim. The assigned MCO shall have five business days from receipt of the bureau's findings to initiate or complete the recommended action steps identified by the bureau or propose alternative action steps acceptable to the bureau.

(D) If the assigned MCO does not carry out the recommended action steps or if the MCO fails to propose an acceptable alternative course of action to resolve the return-to-work barriers, the bureau may assume the medical and vocational rehabilitation management of the claim.

Last updated April 8, 2021 at 12:12 PM

Supplemental Information

Authorized By: 4121.12, 4121.121, 4121.30, 4121.31, 4121.44, 4121.441, 4123.05
Amplifies: 4121.12, 4121.121, 4121.44, 4121.441, 4123.52
Five Year Review Date: 8/1/2025
Prior Effective Dates: 1/1/2001, 11/13/2015