Ohio Industrial Commission Issues New Maximum Medical Improvement Policy
The Industrial Commission issued Hearing Officer Manual Memo No. C.9, dated May 8, 2000. The new policy indicates that a decision on whether the injured worker’s condition has reached maximum medical improvement (“MMI”) can take place when 1) the injured worker is receiving temporary total at the time a party files a request that the claimant be found to have reached MMI and/or 2) when the claimant is receiving temporary total at the time of the hearing.
Where the claimant was not on temporary total either at the time of the request to find MMI, or at the time of the hearing, there shall be no determination on MMI.