Ky. DWC temporarily suspends application of 803 KAR 25:010, Section 17 (2)

From the Kentucky Department of Workers’ Claims (DWC): In order to further protect the health and safety of court reporters, attorneys, and parties, it is the express policy of the Department of Workers’ Claims that during the period of the state of emergency, application of 803 KAR 25:010, Section 17 (2) shall be suspended to the extent that court reporters may take depositions while not physically present with the deponent provided that the attorney for the deponent shall certify on the record the identity of the deponent.  For depositions of individuals other than parties, the attorney taking the deposition shall certify on the record the identity of the deponent.

The relevant portion of Section 17 provides as follows: “Depositions may be taken by telephone if the reporter administering the oath to the witness and reporting the deposition is physically present with the witness at the time the deposition is given.”

Questions may be directed to Commissioner Robert L. Swisher at 502.782.4535 or Chief ALJ Douglas W. Gott at 270.746.7178; to the assigned ALJ, whose contact email information is listed on the DWC website; or to a DWC specialist at 502.564.5550.

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