Title 27

Chapter 7.1
Workers’ Compensation Insurance

R.I. Gen. Laws § 27-7.1-21

§ 27-7.1-21. Cost control — Insured.

(a) The director shall establish loss control standards for insured that meet criteria designed to identify those insured that would significantly benefit from the adoption of a program to control workers’ compensation costs. The criteria shall be established by the director and may include the number of persons employed by the insured, the amount of the insured’s annual payroll, the amount of the insured’s workers’ compensation insurance premium, the experience modifier of the insured, the class code of the insured, the injury and illness lost workday rate of the insured, and any other relevant criteria as the director may determine. The loss control standards may require that an insured, in cooperation with its insurer, establish and maintain a safety committee, prepare and maintain a plan for medical evaluation and treatment, including immediate post-injury offsite care, establish and maintain a written plan for providing reasonable accommodation for injured workers to return to work, and implement other cost control measures acceptable to the director. The director shall have the authority to establish a rating plan to effectuate compliance with the loss control standards established pursuant to this subsection. In establishing any rating plan, the director may create financial incentives to employees of insured to encourage the employees to assist in controlling workers’ compensation costs.

(b) The director may promulgate rules and regulations as necessary to carry out the provisions of this section.

History of Section.
P.L. 1992, ch. 31, § 25.