§ 28-31-7. Proceedings involving state or municipality.
Legal proceedings under chapters 29 38 of this title between the state, a city, or town as an employer and any employee of them shall be brought in the same manner and with the same force and effect as is prescribed herein for any other employer and employee; provided, that if the state is a party to any proceedings, the proceedings shall be brought for and in behalf of the state in the name of and by or against the department of administration, and service shall be made on the administrator of the division of state employees for workers' compensation, and if a town or city is a party to any proceedings, the proceedings shall be brought for and in behalf of that town or city in the name of and by or against the treasurer of that town or city, and service shall be made on that treasurer. The department of administration may appear on behalf of the state or engage legal counsel to appear for and represent the state in any proceedings in which the state is a party. The provisions of any other law relating to the filing of claims or demands against a town or a city shall not apply to claims of compensation or legal proceedings arising under chapters 29 38 of this title to which a town or city is a party.
(P.L. 1912, ch. 831, art. 7, § 7; P.L. 1917, ch. 1534, § 6; G.L. 1923, ch. 92, art. 7, § 7; G.L. 1938, ch. 300, art. 7, § 7; P.L. 1954, ch. 3297, § 1; G.L. 1956, § 28-31-7; P.L. 1985, ch. 365, § 15; P.L. 1986, ch. 198, § 22; P.L. 1986, ch. 507, § 5.)