TITLE 28
Labor and Labor Relations

CHAPTER 28-30
Workers' Compensation Court

SECTION 28-30-13


§ 28-30-13 Controversies submitted to court.

(a) Any controversy over which the workers' compensation court has jurisdiction in accordance with chapters 29 – 38 and chapter 53 of this title, including compensation, reasonableness of medical and hospital bills, degree of functional impairment and/or disability, a dispute between an insurance carrier and an employer under a workers' compensation insurance contract, except disputes under the jurisdiction of the workers' compensation appeals board established pursuant to § 27-9-29, failure of an employer to secure the payment of compensation under chapters 29 – 38 and chapter 53 of this title and any controversy in which the state or any of its political subdivisions is a party, and appeals from an order of the retirement board pursuant to Rhode Island general law § 45- 21.2-9 shall be submitted to the court in the manner provided in chapters 33 and 35 of this title.

(b) Disputes between an insurance carrier and an employer under a workers' compensation insurance contract shall not be subject to a pretrial conference in accordance with § 28-35-20, but shall be assigned consistent with the rules of practice of the workers' compensation court.

History of Section.
(G.L. 1938, ch. 300, art. 3, § 3; P.L. 1954, ch. 3297, § 1; G.L. 1956, § 28-30-13; P.L. 1986, ch. 507, § 3; P.L. 1990, ch. 332, art. 1, § 2; P.L. 1992, ch. 31, § 3; P.L. 2000, ch. 491, § 2; P.L. 2003, ch. 388, § 2; P.L. 2003, ch. 395, § 2; P.L. 2007, ch. 509, § 3; P.L. 2011, ch. 151, art. 12, § 4; P.L. 2014, ch. 78, § 2; P.L. 2014, ch. 87, § 2.)