TITLE 28
Labor and Labor Relations

CHAPTER 28-31
Workers' Compensation – State and Municipal Employees

SECTION 28-31-5


§ 28-31-5 Payment of benefits for state employees.

(a) The expenses incurred for and in behalf of the state under the provisions of §§ 28-31-3, 28-33-5, 28-33-12, 28-33-16, 28-33-17, 28-33-18, 28-33-19, 28-33-34, 28-33-35, 28-33-36, 28-33-37, and 28-33-39 and for benefits similar to the benefits provided for employees of employers other than the state under the provisions of § 28-37-8 as determined by a prior agreement or settled as provided by § 28-31-4 or by the department's preliminary determination or decree of the workers' compensation court, shall be paid out of any money in the state treasury not otherwise appropriated and the state controller shall draw his or her order or orders upon the general treasurer for the payment of the claim in accordance with the provisions of the agreement, preliminary determination, or decree upon receipt by the controller of a copy of the agreement or preliminary determination certified by the director or of a copy of the decree certified by the administrator of the workers' compensation court.

(b) Payments for continuing total incapacity until the employee's total incapacity has ended or until his or her death similar to the payments which are provided for employees of employers other than the state by § 28-37-8 shall in the case of an employee of the state be paid out of any money in the state treasury not otherwise appropriated.

(c) Benefits similar to the provisions of § 28-37-8 shall be paid to employees of the state whose final payment attaining the maximum limit for compensation for total incapacity as provided by § 28-33-17 is paid subsequent to January 1, 1969 and who continue to be totally incapacitated for work due to an injury sustained while employed by the state.

(d) The provisions of this section are subject to the provisions of § 28-33-18.2.

History of Section.
(P.L. 1912, ch. 831, art. 7, § 5; P.L. 1917, ch. 1534, § 6; G.L. 1923, ch. 92, art. 7, § 5; P.L. 1929, ch. 1397, § 1; G.L. 1938, ch. 300, art. 7, § 5; P.L. 1954, ch. 3297, § 1; G.L. 1956, § 28-31-5; P.L. 1969, ch. 109, § 1; P.L. 1982, ch. 32, art. 1, § 2; P.L. 1985, ch. 365, § 15; P.L. 1986, ch. 507, § 5.)