TITLE 28
Labor and Labor Relations

CHAPTER 28-37
Workers' Compensation Administrative Fund

SECTION 28-37-11


§ 28-37-11 Parties to appeals involving fund.

(a) In any appeal taken under chapters 29 – 38 of this title which involves the workers' compensation administrative fund, the director shall be a necessary party.

(b) In every case where payments are ordered made from the workers' compensation administrative fund, the director shall receive a notice and he or she shall have the right to claim an appeal from the order if, in his or her opinion the director believes that the decision is not proper or that the fund is in danger of unwarranted depletion.

(c) In every case, where reimbursement from the workers' compensation administrative fund is ordered pursuant to § 28-35-20(f), in which the employee's incapacity has been determined to have been misrepresented pursuant to the provisions of § 28-33-17.1 – 28-33-17.3 or 28-33-18.1, the director may, in his or her discretion, bring suit or charges against the appropriate party in any court having jurisdiction over the matter.

History of Section.
(G.L. 1938, ch. 300, art. 2-A, § 7; P.L. 1943, ch. 1363, § 1; P.L. 1954, ch. 3297, § 1; G.L. 1956, § 28-37-11; P.L. 1985, ch. 365, § 10; P.L. 1986, ch. 258, § 1; P.L. 1986, ch. 507, § 11; P.L. 1990, ch. 279, § 2; P.L. 1990, ch. 332, art. 3, § 2; P.L. 1991, ch. 206, § 7; P.L. 1994, ch. 101, § 7.)