§ 28-35-19. Hearing initiated by workers' compensation court Petition to enforce.
(a) If the workers' compensation court has reason to believe that the payment of compensation has not been made, although it should have been made, it may on its own motion give notice to the parties of a time and place when a hearing will be had before the court for the purpose of determining facts and making an order. The notice shall contain a statement of the matter to be considered. Subsequently, all other provisions governing proceedings before the court shall attach insofar as they may be applicable.
(b) Notwithstanding the provisions of subsection (a) of this section, any memorandum of agreement, preliminary determination, order, or decree shall be enforceable by a suitable action or proceeding brought by either of the parties to it before the workers' compensation court.
(G.L. 1938, ch. 300, art. 3, § 3; P.L. 1954, ch. 3297, § 1; G.L. 1956, § 28-35-19; P.L. 1985, ch. 365, § 8; P.L. 1986, ch. 507, § 9; P.L. 1990, ch. 332, art. 1, § 5.)