Tuesday, March 2, 2021
$90 for Non-member
Ohio Health Care Association
Assisted Living, Home Care, Hospice, ID/DD, Skilled Nursing
The COVID-19 pandemic has brought new challenges to the workers’ compensation landscape, both in how administrative hearings are conducted and how we view the issue of compensable occupational diseases. Ohio employers of all sizes have serious, and somewhat unprecedented, issues to consider in the administration of their workers’ compensation programs. While there is no way to prevent employees who contract COVID-19 from filing workers’ compensation claims, it is challenging under the current law for most employees to establish a compensable occupational disease claim. As of early January 2021, there have been 2,832 COVID-19 claims filed—1,850 of them within the healthcare industry alone. Since March 2020, however, the Industrial Commission of Ohio has been conducting hearings via telephone at a reduced frequency, only recently addressing the resulting backlog of hearings. So, it is likely that these numbers will increase drastically in the coming months and we should see many flu season coronavirus claims come to hearing between now and May, particularly in the healthcare field. For that reason, discussing the issue of COVID-19 and workers’ compensation is uniquely timely and crucial to healthcare providers and professionals.
Plan to attend this timely webinar to learn important issues relating to COVID-19 and workers’ compensation.
If applicable, you may obtain credit in multiple jurisdictions simultaneously for this program (see pending/approved list below). Registrants in jurisdictions not listed below will receive a Certificate of Attendance/Completion that may or may not meet credit requirements in other jurisdictions. Where applicable, credit will be only awarded to a paid registrant attending the live program at their own computer and phone.
Click on jurisdiction for specific details:
How to Attend
Join the live program from your office, home, or hotel room using a computer with high speed internet. You may ask questions, participate in surveys, and post comments from your computer during the program. Please note that credit (if available) is only provided to registered attendees participating at their own computer and phone. Simple instructions with a link to the program will be sent when you register and again the day before the webinar.