Gov. Mary Fallin appoints transition team to establish new state workers' compensation system

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- Gov. Mary Fallin is announcing the appointment of Oklahoma Commerce Department executive director Jonna Kirschner to a transition team to establish a new workers' compensation system.

The new system was authorized by legislation passed and signed into law earlier this year. The new law is intended to overhaul the state's workers' compensation system.

Kirschner will join Troy Wilson Sr. on the transition team. Wilson was previously appointed by the governor as chairman of the new workers' compensation commission.

Wilson and Kirschner will develop rules by Nov. 1 for the new system. The system is to be up and running by Feb. 1.

Fallin also named Commerce Department community development director Vaughn Clark as the interim executive director of the department.

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