Labor and Labor Relations

Workers' Compensation – State and Municipal Employees

SECTION 28-31-4

§ 28-31-4. Settlement of claims.

(a) The department of administration shall have full authority and power to settle any claims which an employee may have against the state under chapters 29 – 38 of this title.

(b) When any town or city accepts the provisions of those chapters, the town council of that town and the city council of that city shall appoint some person or persons not exceeding three (3) in number who shall have authority and power to settle any claim which an employee may have against that town or city under those chapters; names of the persons so appointed shall be recorded in the office of the town clerk or city clerk, as the case may be, and that appointment shall continue in force until revoked by vote of the body by whom the appointments are made.

(c) All payments made by the department of administration shall be certified to the state controller, and all payments made by the persons appointed under this section to act for any town or city shall be certified to the treasurer of that town or city.

(d) Every payment made in behalf of the state or of a town or city is subject to the provisions of §§ 28-35-1 – 28-35-12 and §§ 28-35-14 – 28-35-63.

(e) The statute of limitations shall be tolled while payments are made pursuant to this section.

History of Section.
(P.L. 1912, ch. 831, art. 7, § 4; P.L. 1917, ch. 1534, § 6; G.L. 1923, ch. 92, art. 7, § 4; G.L. 1938, ch. 300, art. 7, § 4; P.L. 1954, ch. 3297, § 1; G.L. 1956, § 28-31-4; P.L. 1982, ch. 32, art. 1, § 2; P.L. 1985, ch. 365, § 15; P.L. 1986, ch. 507, § 5.)