TITLE 28
Labor and Labor Relations

CHAPTER 28-29
Workers' Compensation – General Provisions

SECTION 28-29-8


§ 28-29-8 Election by exempt employers to be subject to law.

(a) Employers exempted by § 28-29-7 may come within chapters 29 – 38 of this title by election. The election on the part of the employer shall be made by filing with the director a written statement to the effect that he or she accepts the provisions of those chapters. The filing of this statement shall operate to subject the employer to the provisions of those chapters and all acts amending those chapters for the term of one year from the date of the filing of the statement, and after that, without further act on his or her part, for successive terms of one year each, unless the employer shall, at least sixty (60) days prior to the expiration of that first or any succeeding year file with the director a notice, in writing, to the effect that he or she withdraws his or her election to be subject to the provisions of those chapters, and gives reasonable notice of this to his workers; provided, that any employer now subject to the provisions of those chapters shall not be required to file a further written statement of acceptance or subsequently post notices of his or her acceptance.

(b) Any employer, including any corporation officer, who is on December 31, 1998 subject to the provisions of chapters 29 – 38 of this title and who has not waived his or her coverage pursuant to § 28-29-17 or by election, shall continue to be subject to those chapters and amendments to them unless or until he or she withdraws, in writing, his or her election to be subject to the provisions of those chapters pursuant to the provisions of subsection (a) of this section.

History of Section.
(P.L. 1912, ch. 831, art. 1, § 5; P.L. 1921, ch. 2095, § 1; G.L. 1923, ch. 92, art. 1, § 5; G.L. 1938, ch. 300, art. 1, § 4; P.L. 1942, ch. 1193, § 1; P.L. 1954, ch. 3297, § 1; G.L. 1956, § 28-29-8; P.L. 1985, ch. 365, § 4; P.L. 1998, ch. 32, § 1; P.L. 1999, ch. 1, § 1; P.L. 2000, ch. 109, § 32.)