TITLE 28
Labor and Labor Relations

CHAPTER 28-29
Workers' Compensation – General Provisions

SECTION 28-29-15


§ 28-29-15 Exemption of professional hockey personnel.

Professional ice hockey players, coaches, and trainers employed by a professional ice hockey club, including but not limited to National Hockey League or American Hockey League clubs, shall be exempted from the provisions of chapters 29 – 38 of this title while that employee is temporarily within this state doing work for his or her employer. Professional ice hockey players, coaches, and trainers employed by, or on assignment or transfer from their employer, shall be exempted if the employer has furnished workers' compensation insurance coverage under the workers' compensation or similar laws of the other state so as to cover the employee's employment while in this state; provided, that the extraterritorial provisions of chapters 29 – 38 of this title are recognized in the other state and provided employers and employees who are covered in this state are likewise exempted from the application of the workers' compensation or similar laws of the other state; provided further that the requirement for recognition in the other state of the extraterritorial provisions of chapters 29 – 38 of this title and the requirement that employers and employees who are covered in this state are likewise exempted from the application of the workers' compensation or similar laws of the other state shall not apply to any employees who are professional ice hockey players, coaches, and trainers employed by a professional ice hockey club, including, but not limited to National Hockey League or American Hockey League clubs described in this section. The benefits under the Workers' Compensation Act or similar laws of the other state shall be the exclusive remedy against that employer for any injury, whether resulting in death or not, received by any employee while working for that employer in this state.

History of Section.
(G.L. 1938, ch. 300, art. 9, § 7; P.L. 1941, ch. 1052, § 1; P.L. 1954, ch. 3297, § 1; G.L. 1956, § 28-29-15; P.L. 1992, ch. 168, § 1; P.L. 1993, ch. 475, § 1; P.L. 2002, ch. 119, § 2; P.L. 2002, ch. 280, § 2.)