2005 Rule Making
New Rules for Workers' Compensation Hearings Effective January 1, 2006
On August 17, 2005, the Office of Administrative Courts filed a formal Notice of Rule-Making Hearing, proposed Procedural Rules for Workers' Compensation Hearings, and a Statement of Statutory Authority, Basis and Purpose with the Colorado Secretary of State and the Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies. The rule-making hearing is scheduled to occur on Friday, October 7, 2005, at 9:00 a.m., at the Office of Administrative Courts, 633 Seventeenth St., Suite 1300, Denver, Colorado 80202. Interested parties are invited to attend the hearing and provide comments regarding the proposed rules at that time. OAC's public contact for questions or comments is Ronda McGovern, Workers' Compensation Paralegal: via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or at (303) 866-2000.
On October 26, 2005, Executive Director Jeff Wells formally adopted Procedural Rules for Workers' Compensation Hearings which will govern procedures to be followed at the Colorado Office of Administrative Courts in Workers' Compensation adjudications. On November 15, 2005, the adopted rules, along with the formal adoption document and the opinion of the Attorney General, were filed with the Colorado Secretary of State and the Legislative Drafting Office. These rules will be published in the December 12, 2005, edition of the Colorado Register (1 CCR 104-1) and will become effective on January 1, 2006.