TITLE 28
Labor and Labor Relations

CHAPTER 28-33
Workers' Compensation – Benefits

SECTION 28-33-37


§ 28-33-37 Examination by impartial examiner – Reports.

A medical examiner, once being duly sworn by a judge of the workers' compensation court appointing him or her to the faithful performance of his or her duties at the inception of his or her designation as an impartial medical examiner, shall at that time and as often as requested in accordance with chapters 29 – 38 of this title, examine injured employees to determine the nature and probable duration of their injuries. This medical examiner shall file a signed report within ninety-six (96) hours of the completion of each and every examination made of those employees with the workers' compensation court and that report shall indicate the name and the title of the official by whom he or she was sworn in and appointed and shall then be acceptable as proper legal evidence in any hearing or proceedings before the workers' compensation court to determine the amount of compensation due the employee under the provisions of chapters 29 – 38 of this title, and the examiner may be summoned for the purpose of cross-examination in proceedings before the court. Copies of those reports shall be furnished to all interested parties.

History of Section.
(P.L. 1912, ch. 831, art. 2, § 21; P.L. 1919, ch. 1795, § 2; G.L. 1923, ch. 92, art. 2, § 21; G.L. 1938, ch. 300, art. 2, § 21; P.L. 1941, ch. 1062, § 1; P.L. 1942, ch. 1194, § 1; P.L. 1950, ch. 2604, § 1; P.L. 1954, ch. 3297, § 1; G.L. 1956, § 28-33-37; P.L. 1982, ch. 32, art. 1, § 6; P.L. 1983, ch. 28, § 2; P.L. 1985, ch. 365, § 6; P.L. 1986, ch. 507, § 7; P.L. 1990, ch. 332, art. 1, § 3; P.L. 2014, ch. 78, § 5; P.L. 2014, ch. 87, § 5.)