Oklahoma Workers’ Comp Panel Actions Reviewed

August 4, 2014

Oklahoma’s newly created Workers’ Compensation Commission is scheduled to meet this week to discuss its plan to be more open and transparent amid a review by the attorney general’s office into possible violations of the Open Meetings Act.

Attorney General Scott Pruitt’s spokesman Aaron Cooper said Friday their office is reviewing previous actions by the commission to determine if the panel needs to revote or take any remedial actions. Cooper says an assistant attorney general who gave incorrect advice to the commission no longer works in the attorney general’s office.

The three-member commission of appointees of Gov. Mary Fallin was created as part of the Republican-controlled Legislature’s plan to shift Oklahoma’s Workers Compensation Court to an administrative system.

Fallin acknowledged in a statement the commission has experienced some “growing pains.”

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